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Postby loveat116 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:32 am

I think I need more fibre in my diet.

What are some good ways of getting fibre?

I eat Uncle Toby's Oatmeal for Brekky every morning, this helps with digestion right?

Or if anyone has any good websites on the topic?
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Postby milkyway » Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:33 pm

I know why we should eat fibre, but I don't know all that much about it but hopefully this article will help:

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv ... enDocument
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Postby lansmith » Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:21 pm

I take Benefiber every day. It comes in a powder form & you add it to your drink. its great i add it to water and it completly disolves so you dont even know its in there, you get it from the supermarket or chemist, it comes in a green container.
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:48 pm

I'll paste this from another thread I wrote in:

Check out the breads you're eating, there are some Helgas and Vogel's breads that have stacks of fibre!

Cauliflower has heaps too - 100g of frozen cauli has 3.7g fibre and only 93kJ!

Switch white pasta which has 585kJ and 2g fibre, for wholemeal which has 540kJ and 5.5g fibre!

Also look at your brekkie cereal, All Bran isn't the only option to get heaps of fibre!! Vogel's Soy & Linseed Ultra Bran has 594kJ and 14g fibre per 45g serve and is really delicious!

I went through the same thing myself a while back, once ya start experimenting with a few things and change your grains around and stuff, it's easy to get your 25-30g per day

Drink loads of water or you will be allll blocked up though!!

Sorry for babbling, hope it helped tho!
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Postby Fiona25 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:47 pm

King Henrys bakehouse rye bread has 9grams of fibre in 2 slices, so that is a huge contributor to fibre!

Mangos are great too, around 5grams there.

Most fruit has 2-4grams - pears are another great one.

I have trouble getting my proper fibre intake daily too!
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Postby Karnak » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:41 am

As the self confessed fibre queen I can attest to the joy that is fibre.

Open up your mouths, tummys and yes eventually bowels to the insoluble and soluble motion that is fibre.

Calorieking is excellent at monitoring fibre content and I've set my goal at 30g per day but I generally exceed that.

As previous people have pointed out healthy breakfast cereals, grainy breads and fruit and vegies are excellent sources of fibre. If your doing your 2 cups of vegies and 2 fruits each day its likely your already up there.

Particularly good sources that I've found :

Baked beans (tiny can is like 5g)
LSA (marvellous product, its mushed up Linseed (flax) Sunflower seeds & Almonds). You put a tablespoon over you weetbix and you have omega's, protein and nearly 5g of fibre !.)
Carrots are particularly high at 3.9 gram for a medium one.

Also sneak fibre in. a 1/2 cup of wheatgerm added to a bolognaise sauce will be noticed by no-one other than your bowels. A weetbix tossed into a smoothie will help thicken it and breadcrumbs made from vitamin packed multigain bread work just as well in a meatloaf as the white bread variety.
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Postby SarahC » Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:31 pm

Wow, what a great lot of suggestions!

Only a couple I would add:
- Uncle Toby's Bran Plus, has over 20g of fibre per 45g serve
- Psyllium husks, available in the health food section of the supermarket, are basically pure fibre. You could add it to a smoothie, or what I do, is put them in pancakes/muffins that I make.
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Postby ali76 » Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:45 pm

I have a glass of carrot juice every morning (with a little orange, apple or paineapple juice to take away the bitterness) and I'm on the toilet within an hour or so!! :lol:
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Postby Tummygirl » Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:20 pm

My fibre is ok i think. I go to the loo at the same time everyday. Im big on my fruit and veg atm and since doing that I have noticed a huge change.
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Postby loveat116 » Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:16 pm

Great thanks for all this guys!

I actually lOVE bran cereal, so I might give that a go. My oatmeal only gives me 2g!
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Re: Fibre

Postby Rockequeen » Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:26 pm

ive just started eating kellogs all bran, i eat it alone since i dont like milk, i didnt like it at 1st, but im getting use to it
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