Population studies have demonstrated that high fibre diets are both preventative and therapeutic for obesity and its major commodities. Controlled feeding trials using animals, which permit greater management of experimental factors, provide strong evidence that dietary fibre consumption reduces voluntary food intake, weight gain and obesity.
Higher Fibre intake and weight loss
A study by Buscemi et all (2018), found that during an 18 month weight loss trial, women with a higher fibre intake at 6 and 18 months had a lower BMI.
Higher Fibre may improve glucose control
The fibre content of food may contribute to lowering the glycaemic response which can slow the digestion and absorption of carbohydrate in the meal. This keeps us feeling fuller for longer and reduces appetite and cravings.
Higher fibre may lower cholesterol
Research by Whitehead et al (2014) found increasing soluble fibres help lower LDL and total cholesterol.
Higher fibre improves bowel regularity
LaxaFibre from cereal sources have a greater laxative effect than fibre from fruits & vegetables.
Higher Fibre may improve well being
Fibre intake is likely to affect the release of hormones & neurotransmiters from the gut and rest of the body that may impact mood & other components of well being.
A recent cross-secitonal study (Meegan et al 2017) noted that higher overall dietary quality was associated with good psychological wellbeing. Those with higher diet quality were almost twice as likely to report good wellbeing.
CSIRO research has shown that Australians eat very little resistant starch. Most people eat 5g or less each day. This reflects the poorer quality of carbohydrate choices in our diet such as highly refined and extensively processed foods.
The new 2019 Gut Health Program has an increased quantity and quality of fibre to boost the good bacteria in your gut. It has been designed for optimal fat loss and gut health.
If you are already a member, you can change to the Gut Health Menu Plan by clicking Settings > My Profile > Change your menu plan preferences > Gut Health > Save.
To complete our FREE Gut Health Check, please click here.
- The Healthy Gut program has been designed for the general population and may not be suitable for those with specific conditions. If you have pre-existing conditions, or for an accurate analysis of your gut health, please seek advice from a health professional.
- The Gut health program is currently only available to those registering for the Total Wellbeing Diet in Australia