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Why eat fibre? What are the differences between soluble and insoluble fibres?

To find out, read this article...

Fibre is essential to the body and has many benefits. In fact, we do not consume enough fibre in our diet but they are so important because it contributes to our digestive well-being. According to recommendations, we should consume between 25 and 45 grams of fibre per day. Fibre plays an important role in regulating intestinal transit. It regulates the appetite and produces a satiety effect. Fibre has an important impact on the prevention of diseases such as colon cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

There are two categories of interesting fibres and they each have different roles...

Soluble fibres

Less aggressive than insoluble fibres, their role is to slow down the absorption of sugar in the blood and to reduce the absorption of cholesterol and glucose. These nutrients also facilitate the elimination of toxins, so they are perfect for a detox cure.

Soluble fibres include oats, chia seeds, flax seeds, apples, etc.

Insoluble fibres

They have the ability to increase stool volume and speed up intestinal transit. However, they may be too aggressive for people with irritable bowel syndrome.

Insoluble fibres include whole grains, chickpeas, lentils, etc.

By consuming enough fibres on a daily basis, we take care of our body and more particularly our intestinal transit. Soluble and insoluble fibres should therefore be included in a balanced diet.

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