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The Best Forms of Fibre

What comes to mind when you think of fibre? Cereal, bread, maybe a Pritikin Muffin? Made with bran, dates and whole-wheat flour this was seen, when I was growing up, as the ultimate healthy snack. However flour – even when you eschew white – is acid-forming and inflammatory thanks to the gluten it contains. 

So how do you reach the recommended 18 grams of fibre a day while staying alkaline and healthy? Read on.

 

Chia Seeds (36g fibre per 100 grams)

Boasting one of the highest fibre contents on the planet, these nutrient rich seeds seeds gel up in your stomach, slowing down the rate your body breaks down carbohydrates. Honestly Healthy Cleanse is packed with chia recipes – including chia and teff bread and raspberry and chia jam.

 

Cacao Nibs (29g fibre per 100 grams)

Yes! That’s right, chocolate – unprocessed, unroasted - contains fibre. Sprinkle cacao nibs on your chia seed pudding for a super digestive sweep.

Mung bean Sprouts (16g fibre per 100 grams)

Try using them in Natasha’s Mung Bean Curry from Honestly Healthy book one. Mung bean sprouts are a potent source of plant hormones called auxins, which increase the production of young cells in the body and boost collagen. That’s glowing skin and good digestion.

 

Almonds (12g fibre per 100 grams)

For carb lovers looking to slim down but also stay regular, this alkaline nut is your friend. Add almonds to the base of your next vegetable tart or pizza, make a no-grain bread or use it to coat courgette fries (see Honestly Healthy Cleanse for Recipes).

 

Millet (9g fibre per 100 grams)

Millet is an ‘ancient grain’ mentioned as a prized crop in the Bible – and it’s naturally fibre rich. Try Natasha’s Wild Mushroom and Millet risotto tonight (link).

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