Fibre stimulates
bowel and intestinal motility

Fibre

Fibre is a collective name referring to various substances such as psyllium, cellulose and apple. These are substances that have a common plant origin and indigestibility. This means that the fibre is not absorbed in the small intestine.

There are soluble and insoluble fibre. The first dissolve in water, while others do not. Dietary fibre is divided into fermentable and non-fermentable, based on how they are broken up by bacteria in the gut (fermentation).

Fibre in the diet

Fibre is mostly found in foods such as whole wheat bread, rye bread, muesli, oatmeal, legumes, brown rice, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds. Products rich in fibre almost always contain both types of fibre.

How does fibre work?

Fibre is especially important for the digestion of food. It stimulates the chewing process and the production of saliva in the mouth. Fibre also acts by helping smooth bowel content, and inducing early satiety. Following a diet rich in fibre also reduces the feeling of hunger, helping you stay in shape.

In the small intestine, fibre slows the transit of food, allowing for a more gradual absorption of carbohydrates. In addition to the positive effects described above, fibre also offers benefits to the heart and blood vessels.

Fibre supplements to support the body following weight loss surgery!

After surgery, the gastrointestinal function is reduced. You will have followed a liquid diet for a few weeks and this has an impact on intestinal motility. Fibre is therefore essential to encourage bowel function. In order to provide the body with key fibre supplements, FitForMe has created Fibre Complex. This supplement is based on Psyllium (Pulicaria) and apple fibres and contributes to your daily fibre intake, stimulating the bowel and intestinal motility

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