16. Low Fibre Foods
Fibre isn’t the most glamorous of all the nutrients we need to consume on a daily basis. This is probably because it’s associated with our bowels, and our bowels are not the most dinner party worthy of conversation starters, are they? Fibre is responsible for keeping our bowels regular and for keeping our stools soft enough to pass.
This essential nutrient is found mainly in fruits, vegetables and foods made using grains, such as whole bread and pasta. Fibre slows down the passage of food through the gut, and in doing so, slows down the absorption of the nutrients into our bloodstream. This means that our blood sugar levels are more balanced, and we don’t experience harsh spikes in blood sugar levels, followed by hunger inducing blood sugar crashes.
Eating low fibre foods means that blood sugar levels peak and trough significantly, meaning that we feel hungry soon after eating them. So it’s far more beneficial to eat wholemeal carbs and vegetables with each meal to keep hunger at bay. Try to avoid processed foods such as canned fruits and vegetables, sweet-packaged foods, or dairy products.