Fibre in the diet

Posted on November 5, 2018 by admin
In Medical

Dietary fibre   helps   regular bowel actions and reduces constipation and also helps with sugar control for diabetic and pre-diabetics.  Dietary fibre requirements vary between 25 –  40 grams per day for most adults and about half that for primary school children. Around 30 gms per day would be a good starting point. Effectiveness should be judged by outcome generally a daily formed   bowel action of toothpaste like consistency and homogenous texture.  Dietary Fibre is not very effective without adequate water based fluid intake at nuts appropriate

  • 5 serves vegetables (serve = ½ cup)
  • 4 serves grains – preferably whole grains (serve = ½ cup or slice of wholemeal bread equivalent)
  • 1 serve nuts or legumes (½ cup cooked beans peas etc. or small handful nuts