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insoluble fibre 

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insoluble fiber


One of two forms of dietary fibre–the other being (drum rolls, please) soluble fibre, which consists of indigestible cellulose, which adds bulk to the stool and has a laxative effect.

Insoluble fibre-rich foods Whole wheat, whole grains, wheat bran, corn bran, seeds, nuts, barley, cauliflower, couscous, brown rice, bulgur, zucchini, celery, broccoli, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, dark leafy vegetables, raisins, grapes, fruit, and root vegetable skins. 

Health benefits of dietary fibre Improved control of blood sugar and weight, reduce risk of heart attack, stroke, diverticulitis, gallstones and haemorrhoids, improves transit time of gastrointestinal content 


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