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Five benefits of a high fibre diet

High fibre diets are good for you in many ways, but do you know what they are?


Find out five reasons why high fibre diets are good for your body, skin and energy levels…


Weight loss without the work! A recent study from St. Michael’s Hospital in Canada found that participants lost weight over six weeks by incorporating pulses,which are high in fibre, into their diet without making any other changes to their diet. They didn’t even increase the amount of exercise they did (or didn’t do). 

This led researchers to believe that high fibre diets support weight loss and restrict weight gain, so it is obviously win-win.


A lot of high fibre foods are low GI (glycaemic index) which means it takes the body longer to convert it into energy, preventing you from getting hungry as quickly as other foods.

If you’re trying to decrease the amount of food you eat, the more high fibre foods you encorporate, the easier it will be – making it much easier to stick to long term.


Technically, our bodies cannot digest high fibre foods which means they pass easily through us and keep bowel movements regular.

Many people are drinking ‘detox’ or ‘weightloss’ teas at the moment and this is all they really do – however, they have been heavily criticised for basically being laxatives (laxatives = dangerous).

Instead of wasting your money and risking your health, just up your fibre intake!


Many high fibre foods are a great replacement for meat, such as beans and lentils, because they are low in fat but high in protein.

If you are trying to restrict your meat intake, or lower your fat intake, beans and lentils are a great replacement. Add them to salads, curries, chillis… almost anything really.


A recent study demonstrated that people with a high fibre diet had better age related health than others, including blood pressure, cognitive problems and disability. So it isn’t all about weight loss goals, high fibre diets have long term health benefits that you will be able to reap in your old age.

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  1. May 12, 2018 / 3:25 am

    All great tips. I have to be more mindful about getting more diet in my meals.

  2. May 12, 2018 / 9:30 am

    What a brilliant post, I had no idea about some of these facts. I’ll be upping the fibre in my diet asap!

    Katie xoxo

  3. May 12, 2018 / 9:37 am

    I didn’t know that fibre helped you loose weight but it makes sense if it’s good for digestion x

  4. May 12, 2018 / 11:08 am

    It’s so important to incorporate fibre into your diet and I know I have to make more of an effort – these are some fantastic benefits, thanks for sharing

    Laura x

  5. May 12, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    I am all over some extra fibre for weight loss lol. interesting what you say about overall health and blood pressure etc too – such a good reason to eat in balance

  6. May 12, 2018 / 6:49 pm

    I did not know a lot of those facts! I’ll definitely have to try and put more fibre into my diet.

  7. Yeah Lifestyle
    May 12, 2018 / 9:16 pm

    High fibre foods are so important that i am trying my kids to eat them as well. Just realised that they are low GI food as well.

  8. May 14, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    Il be honest I didn’t realise fibre was so important! I’m definitely not getting enough

  9. July 17, 2018 / 3:47 pm

    Great advice! I can not say that I am a vegetarian, but when I start eating more legumes and whole grains, I want less meat.

  10. August 26, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    Love reading informative posts like this! I’m going to check out that high fibre food list you linked now 🙂

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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