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Solgar 100% Pure Apple Pectin Powder 113g
Solgar 100% Pure Apple Pectin Powder 113g
Price: £18.99
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Solgar 100% Pure Psyllium Seed Husks Powder 170g
Solgar 100% Pure Psyllium Seed Husks Powder 170g
Price: £18.75
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Solgar 100% Pure Psyllium Seed Husks Powder 280g
Solgar 100% Pure Psyllium Seed Husks Powder 280g
Price: £32.00
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Solgar Multiple Fibre Formula 120 Capsules
Solgar Multiple Fibre Formula 120 Capsules
Price: £13.99
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Solgar Oat Bran 750mg 100 Tablets
Solgar Oat Bran 750mg 100 Tablets
Price: £10.75
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Solgar Psyllium Husks Fibre 500mg 200 Capsules
Solgar Psyllium Husks Fibre 500mg 200 Capsules
Price: £15.99
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About Fibre

DietaryFibre is defined as all food substances that our Digestive Enzymes cannot break down and utilise as energy. All fibres fall into two basic categories: water soluble and water insoluble that are further divided into five subclasses: cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, pectin and gum. In the diet, insoluble fibres are typically found in wholegrains, skins of fruits/vegetables, nuts and seeds. Soluble fibres on the other hand, may be found in oats, pectin, guar, barley, beans and sea vegetables. The health benefits of insoluble and soluble fibres have been well documented. There are some nutrients contained in fibre that may be extracted for the body to use, but the basic fibre structure passes through our digestive tract to clean our intestines and give more bulk to the stool. It actually helps the bowels to function more efficiently.

More specifically, insoluble fibres absorb large amounts of water, stimulate the intestinal tract and provide gastrointestinal benefits. Soluble fibres are characteristically sticky and mesh with water to form gels. They modulate blood glucose by slowing its absorption into the bloodstream. In addition, they lower elevated blood cholesterol by binding bile salts that cause the body to break down more cholesterol to manufacture more bile salts. Furthermore, they chelate toxins (e.g. heavy metals) in the intestinal tract.

National food surveys reveal that westerners only consume approximately one third of the fibre they need. While the government suggests five servings per day of fresh fruits and vegetables, the average is closer to two. The average low-fibre diet provides only 10-20 grams of fibre daily. Simple modifications to one’s diet may be made to increase dietary fibre such as; including porridge for breakfast, choosing brown rice over white rice, including 2-3 pieces of fresh fruit (with skins) in between meals, etc. Additionally, high-fibre supplements may also be used to complement one’s dietary need for increased fibre intake. 



 

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