Fibre

Fibre is often immensely under-appreciated. It sits somewhere between a micro-nutrient (vitamins & minerals) and a macro-nutrient (carbs, protein, fat). There are generally two kinds of fibre, soluble and insoluble. Soluble fibre mixes into a gel in water (like the psyllium husk in Metamucil), and offers about 2kcal per gram of energy to the body (about 1/2 the energy of non-fibre carbohydrates). Insoluble fibre …

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