Updated: May 24, 2021
Did you know that the recommended daily fibre intake in the UK is 30 grams a day? The average intake is currently around 15 grams a day, so quite a lot less than the recommended daily intake. The easiest way to increase your fibre intake is to include more plants in your diet. Plant based foods contain a combination of both soluble and insoluble fibres.
· Soluble fibre – attracts water, forming a gel-like substance to slow digestion and allow for better nutrient absorption.
· Insoluble fibre – does not dissolve in water but adds bulk to the stool for easier elimination.
Soluble fibre is also the dieter’s friend, as it can encourage feelings of fullness - useful when you are trying to reduce portion sizes.
Soluble fibre also moderates the absorption of carbohydrates and helps maintain steady blood sugars, supporting blood sugar levels & metabolic health. Soluble fibre lowers total & LDL cholesterol levels This promotes excretion of cholesterol rather than absorption, supporting cardiovascular health. Plant fibres also act as prebiotics, providing fuel for the gut microbiota, further promoting digestion, elimination, and a healthy colon.
Included in this formula is a Colon Support Complex of digestive enzymes, probiotics, gut-friendly botanicals & vegetables to help support a healthy colon. These include:
Fennel (seed), prune, kelp (whole plant), parsley (aerial parts), carrot (root), broccoli (head), cabbage (head), Lactobacillus acidophilus, vegetarian enzyme blend (protease, amylase, lipase, cellulase).
Fennel, prunes, kelp, parsley, carrots, broccoli, and cabbage also provide additional fibre and nutrients, and have digestion-enhancing activities.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a well-researched beneficial probiotic added to support healthy intestinal flora.
Digestive enzymes are added to help breakdown food, improve absorption of nutrients, and support optimal digestion.
If you find it difficult to eat the recommended amount of fibre, this easy to take complex may be just what you are looking for.