What is fibre?
Fibre is a carbohydrate that passes through your body without being fully digested. There are two types of fibre – soluble and insoluble. Insoluble fibre provides bulk to the stool which helps with regular bowel movements. Examples of insoluble fibre include wheat bran, whole grains, seeds, and the skin of fruits and vegetables. Soluble fibre lowers the risk of heart disease by decreasing the amount of LDL cholesterol in the blood. Soluble fibre is found in legumes (peas, beans, and lentils), whole grain pasta, brown rice, oats and some fruits and green vegetables. Both types of fibre are necessary in a healthy diet.