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A common New Year’s resolution is eating healthier, but it can be tricky to know exactly where and how to start. As a great first step towards a healthy diet, Registered Dietitian Sue Mah recommends an extra punch of fibre in your meals, and she stopped by Your Morning to show us some simple and easy ways to do just that! Watch the video above for our whole chat with Sue, and find her tips for adding fibre to your diet below.

WHY FIBRE?

We need 25-38 grams of fibre every day, but most of us are only getting half of that! There are 2 main types of fibre:

    • Insoluble fibre – this is the type of fibre that helps keep you regular. It’s found in fruits, veggies, whole grains and bran.
    • Soluble fibre – this is the type of fibre that can help lower blood cholesterol and control your blood sugar. It’s found in foods like apples, oranges, carrots, oats, barley, beans and lentils.

HOW TO GET MORE FIBRE

Breakfast

  • Bowl of cheerios with milk, sliced strawberries, plus a cup of coffee
  • Fibre add ins:
    • One whole sliced apple
    • Peanut Butter
  • Original breakfast has 5 grams of fibre. With add ins, the breakfast has 10.5 grams of fibre!

Lunch

  • Greek salad with feta and multigrain flatbread on the side
  • Fibre add ins:
    • 1/2 cup chickpeas
    • 1/2 and avocado diced
  • Original lunch has 4 grams of fibre. With add ins, the lunch has 15 grams of fibre!

Snack

  • Whole fresh fruit (pears, bananas, different coloured apples)

Dinner

  • Chicken stir fry with carrots and broccoli over brown rice
  • Fibre add in:
    • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • Original dinner has 6 grams of fibre. With add ins, the dinner has 7.5 grams of fibre!

You won’t believe how much sugar are in these food items