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5 ways to add more fibre to your diet

Fibre is vital for gastrointestinal health and for staying regular.  Fibre isn’t just whole bran cereal or muffins; you can make it fun and delicious!

Here are 5 healthy ways to incorporate more fibre into your diet. 

  • Meatless Monday

Including beans, vegetables and whole grains into your daily diet is one of the best ways to make sure that you are consuming enough fibre.  In this regard, Meatless Mondays is a stellar way to achieve that.  It does not have to be on a Monday either, any day of the week is fine.

  • Supplement avocado for mayonnaise or butter

A simple way to add more fibre to your daily fibre intake, is to swap avocado for butter or mayonnaise.  This means that you also ingest less fat – and is a delicious alternative.  When swapping out butter for avocados, the perfect ratio is 1:1.  You can simply relace 1 cup of butter with 1 cup of pureed avocados.

  • Substitute beans for flour when baking

When baking goods, swapping out white flower for black beans is a great alternative.  In baked goods, such as brownies, doing this will still gratify your sweet tooth, while also adding a bit more of much needed fibre into your diet.

  • Mix up your whole grains

It is easy to see fibre as a boring part of your diet, because fibre cereals and whole grain are often tasteless.  This needn’t be the case.  Add different types of whole grains to your diet, such as brown rice, oatmeal, barley and buckwheat.

  • Add canned beans to soup

Soup is a great food for cold and rainy days, and it is often an easy and tasty option to have.  By adding canned beans to soup, you can slowly increase the fibre in your daily meals without spending extra money, or using extra time and effort.

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