05 Oct How fruit custards with added fibre can help you stay regular
Talking about toilet habits may not seem civilised but it is an important part of your health. Your body needs to excrete waste products regularly to keep your guts healthy and helps to reduce your risk of unwanted medical conditions. By including enough fibre each day, you are giving your body the ability to work well to be able to produce healthy stools and prevent uncomfortable conditions like constipation.
South Australian Gourmet Food Company Fruit Custards with Added Fibre provides your body with an important soluble fibre from a fructan group called inulin. This is a type of fructan and is food for the good microbes living in your gut. When these bacteria eat the inulin, they create short-chain fatty acids.
These short-chain fatty acids absorb salt and fluid in your gut which makes your stool a healthy consistency for moving and passing through your body. By including more fibre like inulin in your diet the amount of healthy gut microbes increases and as a result, increases the amount of short-chain fatty acids being produced.
Short-chain fatty acids produced when inulin is eaten by the healthy gut microbes also promotes the smooth muscle in your bowels to function and increases their motility. A meta-analysis and systematic review which is a strong level of evidence found that those people who included more fructans like inulin in their diet had an additional 1.6 bowel movements each week compared to those with low amounts of fructans in their diet.
Each delicious South Australian Gourmet Fruit Custard with Added Fibre gives your body 10.9-11g of dietary fibre. An adult requires between 25-38g a day for health. By enjoying one fruit custard in your day, you will be well on your way to achieving your daily fibre needs and stay regular.
Take home message:
Keep your body healthy and stay regular by allowing your body able to remove waste products as it needs. By including enough fibre each day, you will feel better, and your gut will be able to work at its best.
- de Vries J, Le Bourgot C, Calame W, Respondek F. Effects of β-Fructans Fiber on Bowel Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Nutrients. 2019 Jan 4;11(1):91. doi: 10.3390/nu11010091. PMID: 30621208; PMCID: PMC6356805.