How To Get More Fibre In Your Diet
So, you hit the gym hard and you train every day, eating clean with the help of a London healthy meal prep service, you don’t drink too much alcohol and you get seven hours of sleep a night. You’re doing everything you can and you’re going great guns - but do you know if you’re getting enough fibre in your diet?
Chances are you might not be, even if you do follow a really healthy diet and make sure you hit all the major food groups each day. According to the British Nutrition Foundation, the majority of people in the UK don’t eat enough fibre, and low fibre intake is linked to constipation and various gut diseases, including bowel cancer.
The recommended intake of fibre for adults is 30g a day, which sounds like a lot until you start doing some research and you find out how easy it is to make sure you get this on a daily basis.
It might be useful to download something like My Fitness Pal so you can log recipes and make sure that you’re hitting all your dietary targets with every meal. You can also change your goals once you’ve got your fibre intake on point to try and make improvements elsewhere as well.
For a high-fibre breakfast each morning, try this vanilla and fig overnight oats recipe. You’ll need some rolled oats, almond milk, a vanilla bean pod, chia seeds, dates and figs to get going and you’ll have a delicious and nutritious breakfast each and every day. Top the oats with some fresh fruit and nuts in the morning, and away you go. Dates are a great source of fibre - remember this!
On the search for a versatile lunch option that you can make ahead and store in the fridge? This spiced raisin and pine nut barley salad can be eaten all by itself or enjoyed with salmon, chicken… whatever you like!
You’ll need to have quite a few spices in your spice rack at home to get the job done, but the kitchen will smell delicious after you’ve finished cooking. It should take less than 30 minutes to get from the pan to the plate, so a great choice if you’re looking for a quick mid-week meal as well.
Bring the health to the kitchen table with this BBC Good Food prosciutto, kale and butter bean stew recipe. It should take about 20 minutes to cook so perfect if you’re in a hurry but don’t want to compromise on your health.
Just think veggies, fruit, beans, nuts and seeds when it comes to dietary fibre - and start chucking them into your cooking wherever and whenever you can. You might be quite impressed with some of the concoctions you all come up with.