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
Always choose wholegrain bread instead of white bread.
2. Have a wholegrain breakfast
Have wholegrain breakfast cereals such as porridge, no-added-sugar muesli or bran flakes.
3. Get your 5-a-day
Always have at least one portion of fruit or vegetables at every meal.
4. Don't scrimp on the 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
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
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
Add beans or lentils to soups, stews and curries.
Get our recipe for Tuscan bean and vegetable stew (pictured above).