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Postby tamlee » Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:47 pm

Ok yukky subject BUT.... Any tips on good sources of fibre.
I'm eating all bran taking the challenge hehehe! But I'm desperate to find other sources. So if you have had any luck please share.


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Postby electrongirl » Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:09 pm

Wholemeal, granary and softgrain varieties of bread
Jacket potatoes, new potatoes in their skins and baked potato skins
Wholegrain breakfast cereals, eg. Weetabix, branflakes, unsweetened muesli, Shreddies and porridge oats
Wholemeal pasta and brown rice
Beans, lentils and peas
Fresh and dried fruits – particularly if the skins are eaten
Vegetables – particularly if the skins are eaten
Nuts and seeds
Wholemeal flour

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Postby sassi » Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:02 am

hi tam...i had a bit of a freak about how little fibre i might be eating recently & i found the calorieking website a good starting place for info, so just in case you haven't already looked at it:

it esp has one section about how to increase fibre intake.
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Postby tamlee » Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:09 pm

Thanks ;) for that you guys have given me heaps of great ideas thankyou.
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Postby SarahC » Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:33 pm

Psyllium husks! Just watch out with them though... drink a tonne of water as they can have the opposite effect and clog you up!

Apart from that... veggies, yum :)
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:06 pm

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!! 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 :D

Sarah's right about the water though, drink loads or you will be allll blocked up :P :P

Sorry for babbling, hope it helped tho! :P

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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:48 am

dried fruits clean me out pretty good (like clockwork 12 hours post a couple handfulls of sultanas and there they are again!)

As has been mentioned, pulses and legumes (beans, lentils etc)

most fruit and veg

psyllium husks are good (try sprinkling them on your cereal)

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