The Daily Fruit & Fibre Mixes are made of fruit and a prebiotic fibre, but do you know what fibre does for your body?
Dietary fibres are good for your health. Nothing new there. Technically fibre is a complex carbohydrate that doesn’t raise blood sugar levels. But did you know there are two types of fibre? There’s insoluble and soluble fibre. Insoluble fibre can’t absorb water and soluble fibre can. In our mixes we use a prebiotic soluble dietary fibre (try and say that 3 times fast) that’s made out of corn. This type of fibre contributes to:
- A better digestion
The fibre feeds good gut bacteria and helps them thrive.
- A saturated feeling after eating
The fibre slows down how quickly food gets digested, making you feel full longer after eating.
- A lower fat absorption & weight management
Like we said, soluble fibre can absorb water. This causes it to turn into a thick gel-like substance. This gel blocks fats that otherwise would be digested and absorbed.
- Lowering cholesterol
The fibre prevents some dietary cholesterol of being broken down and digested.
- Stabilizing blood sugar (glucose) levels
Just as it prevents fats from being absorbed, the fibre slows down the digestion rate of other nutrients, including carbohydrates.
And decreases the risk of:
By lowering cholesterol levels, stabilizing blood sugars, and decreasing fat absorption, regularly eating soluble fiber may reduce the risk of heart disease and circulatory conditions.
- Diabetes type 2
In addition to suppressing appetite and helping to lose weight, soluble fibre could help to decrease the likelihood of insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is when the body no longer responds effectively to its own insulin and if this is persistent, type 2 diabetes can develop.
And that’s not all. The fibre we add is not just good for you, but also lengthens the mix’s shelf-life. The fruit that gets harvested in Kenya gets its moisture removed and is then capsulated by the fibre, making it very resistant to going bad.
It is recommended to eat at least 30-40g fibre per day, but the current average intake is about half that. With the Daily Fruit & Fibre Mix you don’t have to worry about that anymore. 2 scoops (±45g) a day will be enough to consume 22,5g fibre. And that’s more than half of your recommended daily minimum.