FIBRE is one of the most important elements of our diets – but do you know why? Here’s a comprehensive guide on how much fibre you should be consuming daily and how it helps your body function properly. What is fibre? Dietary fibre – also known as roughage – is the portion of plant-derived food that cannot be completely digested by the human body. It is made up of cellulose, lignin and pectin, all of which are resistant to the action of digestive enzymes. As it is not digested in the small intestine along with the rest of our food, it moves along to the large intestine and colon as waste product. Fibre helps to keep the digestive system healthy and helps prevent constipation. It bulks up stools making them softer and easier to pass through the bowel. Eating plenty of fibre is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. How much fibre should you consume in a day? Government guidelines published in July 2015 say our … [Read more...] about How much fibre should you eat a day and which foods are high in fibre?
SCOFFING high levels of fibre slashes the risk of early death by up to a third, a major study reveals. Experts found that whole grains, nuts and beans protect against heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, stroke and bowel cancer. The Lancet study found people who ate the most roughage — 35g daily or 18 Weetabix — cut their early death risk by between 15 and 30 per cent. The average UK adult has around half this. The team from Otago University in New Zealand analysed 185 studies and 58 clinical trials. It revealed those who ate plenty of fibre were less likely to be fat and had lower blood sugar and “bad” cholesterol. DON'T DO IT! First man to give birth in UK warns others not to try it as it's 'really hard' STRONGER SEX Women 'do have a higher pain thresholds than men - because they forget faster' BAD SNOOZE Waking up tired is an 'early sign of Alzheimer's disease', experts warn THICK HEAD Fat Brits with beer bellies 'have SMALLER brains - and higher dementia risk' … [Read more...] about Eating fibre found in nuts, beans and whole grains cuts risk of bowel cancer and heart disease, new study reveals
DIETARY fibre may not be the most glamorous subject in the nutrition world but there may be more to this indigestible substance than keeping us regular. Getting sufficient fibre in our diet could play a role in supporting weight management, blood-sugar control, cardiovascular health and hormone balance. :: What is fibre? When we think fibre, most of us instinctively think ‘roughage' from foods like brown bread, whole grains and added bran. This sort of fibre is called insoluble fibre and is also found in the seeds and skins of fruit and vegetables. Soluble fibre is found in fruit, vegetables, beans, lentils, oats, psyllium husks, flaxseed and wholegrains like oats. One type is not better than the other – they just have slightly different functions in the body. It is important to get a combination of both types of fibre in your diet. Most of us just do not get enough. Our reliance on white foods like white bread, white rice and white pasta means our fibre intake is not up to … [Read more...] about Nutrition with Jane McClenaghan: Are you getting enough fibre in your diet?
EATING high-fibre foods such as cereals and fruit can cut stress-related disorders of the body and mind, a study says. Experts found the diet may help ease problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression. High-fibre food, including pasta and veg, stimulates bacteria in the gut to produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) which tests show decrease stress and anxiety-like behaviour. The SCFAs also repair “leaks” between the gut and rest of the body triggered by long-term stress. Undigested food, germs and bacteria pass through them into the gut wall and blood causing persistent inflammation. University College Cork experts arrived at the findings after feeding mice SCFAs normally produced by the gut bacteria. SHOPPED TO COPS Moment mum of yob who punched woman outside club marched him to cops ‘KNOCKED DOWN LIKE SKITTLES’ 8 hurt after man breaks into kid's club and jumps off balcony TRAVELLER TRAGEDY Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star's nephew killed in … [Read more...] about High-fibre diet ‘can cut stress-related disorders like anxiety and depression’
0 Comments DUP whistleblower claims party 'detests' BBC's Stephen Nolan 'with every fibre' for RHI coverage BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A DUP whistleblower has claimed the party “detests” Stephen Nolan and his BBC producers “with every fibre of its body” for the show's coverage of the RHI scandal. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/dup-whistleblower-claims-party-detests-bbcs-stephen-nolan-with-every-fibre-for-rhi-coverage-37001340.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37001353.ece/67164/AUTOCROP/h342/BBCnolan.JPG Email A DUP whistleblower has claimed the party “detests” Stephen Nolan and his BBC producers “with every fibre of its body” for the show's coverage of the RHI scandal. The unnamed DUP politician, appearing on BBC Radio Ulster’s Stephen Nolan show, revealed that the chief executive of the DUP, Timothy Johnson, writes to and fines DUP politicians if they say things to … [Read more...] about DUP whistleblower claims party ‘detests’ BBC’s Stephen Nolan ‘with every fibre’ for RHI coverage