FIBRE OVERVIEW

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WHILE MOST PEOPLE KNOW THEY SHOULD BE EATING MORE FIBRE, FEW ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT IT IS, WHAT IT DOES, OR HOW MUCH THEY NEED. Dietary fibre in foods and some supplements, also known as roughage, is the indigestible part of plant foods that help move food efficiently through your system. Common sources include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and beans.

*Always read the label, use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.


** Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fibre from psyllium husk, as in Meta products, may lower cholesterol levels. Reductions in cholesterol levels may contribute to reducing the risk of heart disease. Consult a doctor if you are planning to take Meta products as part of a cholesterol lowering program.


^ Whorwell Clinical Trial, UK 2006. Am J Gastroenterol. 2006 Jul;101(7):1581-90