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Why you should fall in love with FIBRE

New research links a healthier heart with a very simple dietary choice: eating enough fibre. So why do so many of us fall short of our daily fibre target? We look at how to determine if you’re getting enough – and easy ways to make sure you do

When the World Health Organization (WHO) publishes a new health and diet study, the world listens. Its latest, published in The Lancet, highlights the link between fibre and heart health. The study looked at healthy people in 250 trials over 40 years and concluded that eating more wholegrains and fewer refined carbohydrates is key. Those people who ate the highest amount of fibre saw a 15–30% decrease in their chances of dying from heart disease. Not only that, but they also had a reduced incidence of coronary heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes and colorectal cancer.

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