Fibre Facts

Most Canadians do not eat enough fibre rich foods. And that’s too bad, because a diet high in fibre has many positive health benefits.    

A diet high in fibre may:

  • help decrease our risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes, and have been linked to a lower incidence of some types of cancer
  • help reduce energy (calorie) intake, and may therefore help with weight management
  • help regulate blood sugars and blood cholesterol.  

Dietary fibre is a naturally occurring plant material that passes through the body undigested.  By doing so, fibre aids in healthy bowel function and promotes a feeling of fullness.   

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