Most Australians do not eat enough dietary fibre (the part of plant food not digested in the small intestine).
Fibre has an impressive range of proven health benefits. It reduces the risk of diverticular disease, haemorrhoids and bowel cancer. It relieves constipation, lowers cholesterol and improves diabetes. High fibre foods are also filling and this can help with weight control.
Eat more wholegrain bread, high fibre cereals, fruits (with the skins), vegetables, brown rice, nuts, dried beans, lentils. Increase your fibre intake slowly.