Fibre originates from plant-based foods and helps:
There are two types of fibre:
The nutritional data on the side of the pack will tell you the amount of fibre per 100g. Rolled oats have 9.2g of fibre per 100g or 9.2% of the product is fibre, including both soluble and insoluble fibre. A product with 6g fibre per 100g is regarded as high fibre. Rolled Oats are a high fibre food.
One 45g serving of porridge will provide you with 17% (female) or 14% (male) of fibre needed by an average NZ adult each day as recommended by the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation.
See the recipe section for ways to include the high fibre of rolled oats in your meals.
For more information on fibre click here.
NZ Nutrition Foundation Fibre facts.