4 food swaps to boost your fibre

Getting enough fibre has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and certain cancers. Women should get 25 grams a day of total fibre. Here are some grocery swaps that will help

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Canned beans or legumes

Swap this: Unico Lentils make an excellent staple for meatless dishes such as stews, lunch salads and curried dahls. A 1/2-cup (125 mL) serving has 5 g of fibre. That’s good, but there’s an even better choice.

For that: Unico Chick Peas have 8 g of fibre in the same-sized serving. Also called garbanzo beans, they are just as versatile as lentils; for a delicious salad, combine them with lemon juice, tomatoes and olive oil.

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