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Fibre: a main ingredient of eating well

Eating lots of fibre protects against colorectal cancer.
Want to have a healthy body weight and a healthy digestive system?
Eat more fibre!

How much fibre do I need every day?

Also known as roughage, fibre helps with healthy digestion and makes you feel full longer so you don’t overeat. Health Canada recommends that adult Canadians get 25 to 38 grams of fibre each day for good health. Most of us only get half of that. Dietitians of Canada has plenty of examples of foods and their fibre content.

Which foods have fibre?

Fibre is found only in plant foods. The best sources of fibre include:

  • whole grains
  • vegetables
  • fruit
  • beans
  • peas
  • lentils
  • nuts and seeds

Here are 6 ways to get more fibre into your diet.


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