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4. The incredible bulk

It comes from plants and cannot be digested, nor does it provide any calories or energy. So what, you may well ask, is the point of fibre? Actually it’s fascinating. How long have you got?

Fibre is about a lot more than chewing on bran flakes to keep you regular. As well as its myriad health benefits, fibre can also help you stay slim.

Generally people with high fibre diets weigh less than those who don’t each much fibre. This could be due to the fact that fibre-rich foods are filling. And if you’re full you don’t feel the need to overeat or snack on treats. A recent paper on weight loss in the US confirmed that low fat diets with plenty of complex carbohydrates, fruit and vegetables are naturally high in fibre and ...

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