Fibre comes in two form; Insoluble and soluble fibre. Insoluble fibre is that which is found in many fruits, veggies and whole grains and helps provide bulk to our stool to keep it moving through the digestive tract. Soluble fibre on the other hand forms a gel-like substance when it is combined with water, and can help trap toxins, cholesterol, and excess fat, removing them from the body before entering our blood stream. This type of fat is also great at helping to support on intestinal microflora, or good bacteria, that also help to contribute to good gut health.
Fibre is food for our intestinal bacteria
For every 1 human cell we have, we have 10 bacteria cells to match it. While this might make your skin crawl, the truth is we need these bacteria to keep not only our guts healthy, but us healthy too. New research on the role of our intestinal microflora is emerging every month, with studies showing their role in everything from increasing our immune function, to decreasing the prevalence of allergies, food sensitivities, and autoimmune diseases. To help keep our microflora healthy it is important to eat a diet high in fibre, and ensure a source of prebiotic fibre which acts as a source of food to our intestinal bacteria, keeping them healthy and allowing them to proliferate.
Genuine Health whole body NUTRITION
At Genuine Health we are always on the edge of new research and that is why we have created such cutting edge products as greens+ whole body NUTRITION, which contains over 70% fermented ingredients, shown to help nourish the gut and the bacteria that call it home. One of these fermented ingredients is a type of fibre known as VitaFibre™, which is a powerful prebiotic that nourishes our intestinal bacteria, without causing the gas and bloating that many experience when supplementing with a prebiotic fibre. Not only that, this soluble fibre has also been shown to trap cholesterol and help move it out of the system, playing an important role in heart health as well as intestinal health.