4 reasons to include more fibre in your diet

Fibre gives whole grains, fruits and vegetables their snap, crunch and crispiness. And since your body can't digest fibre, it passes through without adding calories. Read on to find out more about the benefits of fibre
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It keeps cholesterol levels in check - 4 reasons to include more fibre in your diet Adapted from Swap & Drop Diet, Best Health (Reader's Digest Canada); Images: ThinkStock

It keeps cholesterol levels in check

High-fibre foods have been shown to lower LDL or "bad" cholesterol. A study by University of Toronto researchers showed that a diet that gets more than one-third of calories from high-fibre foods can lower LDL cholesterol by 33 percent. Volunteers on a high-fibre diet saw their LDL drop within the first week.

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