Fibre in Oats
OATS ARE A GOOD SOURCE OF FIBRE
Fibre originates from plant-based foods and helps:
• Your digestive system to process food.
• To control the release of sugar into the bloodstream, which in turn may help control appetite.
There are two types of fibre:
• Insoluble fibre helps move food through your digestive system.
• Soluble fibre helps lower cholesterol re-absorption and helps control the release of sugar into the bloodstream. Oats are a good source in both soluble and insoluble fibre.
The nutritional data on the side of the pack will tell you the amount of fibre per 100g. Harraways Rolled Oats have 11.9g of fibre per 100g, including both soluble and insoluble fibre. This equates to 5.4g of fibre per 45gm serve. A product with at least 4g of fibre per serve is regarded as a good source of fibre.
One 45g serving of Harraways porridge will provide you with 21.6% (female) or 18% (male) of fibre needed by an average New Zealand adult each day as recommended by the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation.
See the recipe section for ways to include rolled oats in your meals, to increase your fibre intake.
For more information on fibre click here.
NZ Nutrition Foundation Fibre facts.