What is fibre?
Fibre is an important part of a healthy balanced diet. It is a nutrient that exists in two forms – soluble and insoluble. Insoluble fibre is not digested, and passes through the body whereas soluble fibre is digested, a healthy diet should include both types of fibre.
Fibre only comes from plant sources, and is not found in meat, fish or dairy. Oats, barley and rye are good sources of soluble fibre, as are fruits and vegetables; whereas other plant sources such as nuts and seeds are good sources of insoluble fibre.
What is its role in digestive health?
Fibre plays an important role in keeping the digestive system healthy*. The NHS recommends an adult should eat 30g of fibre a day, 4 slices of Ryvita Multigrain Crispbread with your lunch provides around 8g of fibre, helping you towards you daily target.
*Ryvita Crispbreads are high in fibre (>6g/100g) - Rye fibre contributes to normal bowel function when consumed as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
All Ryvita crispbreads contain wholegrain rye flour making them a high fibre food (>6g of fibre per 100g). Pumpkin Seed & Oat and Multigrain Crispbread contain the highest amounts of fibre with 18.3g per 100g – this is more than double the amount in most wholegrain breads!
Check out our recipe section to discover loads of tasty ways to enjoy Ryvita Crispbread and get more fibre into your diet!