Insoluble fibre acts as a bulking agent for eliminating waste and toxins from the digestive system, absorbing water in the digestive tract and making it easier for food to pass through the body.
Fibre acts like a scrubbing brush, removing bacteria and waste matter from the large intestine as well as encouraging regular muscle contraction. This speeds the passage through the system
White and refined foods have had most of their fibre removed, so go for the whole-grain option. A high fibre diet rich in these foods not only keep the digestive system running smoothly, but also reduces the risk of bowel cancer and diabetes
Increase your fibre intake by eating whole-grains such as brown rice, oats, whole wheat corn in cereals; bread or pasta; and lightly cooked or raw vegetables and beans
The whole grain option is preferable, as most refined foods have had their fibre removed
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