Fibre doesn’t feature
Fibre bulks and binds and is essential for a healthy digestive system.
There are two types of fibre; Insoluble fibre, which adds bulk to your stool and ensures healthy elimination and soluble fibre, which dissolves into a gel-like consistency and contributes to how full we feel.
Vegetables provide plenty of fibre, ideally half your plate should be made up of vegetables.
The fibre and water content of vegetables help you to stay fuller for longer.
So, always think in terms of ‘how many’ portions of vegetables you can include with your meal and varying the colours will make your meal more interesting and appealing.
For example, try broccoli or green beans with red cabbage or roasted tomatoes and asparagus with your usual leaves and salad vegetables. Read on…