7 easy ways to add more fibre to your diet

We've got seven simple swap suggestions to help you make sure you're getting enough fibre as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

1. Choose healthy bread

Wholegrain bread

Always choose wholegrain bread instead of white bread.

2. Have a wholegrain breakfast

Porridge with bananas blueberries and almonds

Have wholegrain breakfast cereals such as porridge, no-added-sugar muesli or bran flakes.

3. Get your 5-a-day

Fruit and vegetable shelves in a supermarket

Always have at least one portion of fruit or vegetables at every meal.

4. Don't scrimp on the salad

Wholegrain sandwich with tuna and salad

Add plenty of salad to your sandwiches. Or try bean soup with wholegrain bread, jacket potato with baked beans, or salad with wholegrain bread.

5. Eat the right carbohydrates

A bag of potatoes

Have wholegrain or high-fibre starchy carbohydrates such as potatoes with skins on, wholewheat pasta, brown rice or bulghur wheat with your evening meal.

6. Snack on fibre-filled foods

Oatcakes with vegetables and hummus

Choose snacks that add fibre to your diet – dried fruit, fresh fruit, wholegrain rice or oatcakes with hummus or avocado.

7. Bulk out your meals

Tuscan bean and vegetable stew

Add beans or lentils to soups, stews and curries.

Get our recipe for Tuscan bean and vegetable stew (pictured above).

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