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High fibre foods

Fibre is super healthy, but without enough H20, insoluble fibre can bind your insides. This is because it absorbs water, forming a gel (like what happens when you soak chia seeds). Longer term, if you’re low on good bacteria, fibre can ferment in the gut, causing gas and eventually stomach distension. Ouch!

On the flip side, too little fibre will lead to constipation and bloating, especially too little insoluble fibre. This kind of fibre doesn't absorb water but insead increased the transit time of things through your tummy. Fruits, vegetables, wholegrains and legumes are all great sources of soluble and insoulble fibre. The minimum daily recommended fibre intake is around 25 grams