Fibre is important to health and plays a special role in heart health.
Fibre is only found in plant foods which is part of the reason why plants are so good for us whether it is nuts, beans, grains, seeds, vegetables, or fruits.
Why is fibre so great for supporting health?
How much is enough?
Before age 50 years women need 25g and men need 38g of fibre each day, after that, we need a little less.
Most people in Canada eat only half of the fibre that they need daily. Fortunately, a few small changes can increase your daily fibre intake.
Choose whole grain or whole wheat bread and cereal where possible. Barley and oats are always whole grains.