The average transit time from chewing to excavation should be
24-36 hours. Certain foods can stay in the intestines for up to 72 hours or longer.
Fibre is important because it increases the production of good intestinal bacteria
which in turn produces a softer stool and a quicker exit. Two tablets to be taken
three times a day.
can Fibre & Herb tablets help?|
The unique blend of active fibres and
specially selected herbs in the Fibre & Herb tablets help top up the body's
requirements for fibre. Maintaining an adequate fibre intake can assist the body's
potential to eliminate wastes locked away in fat deposits, and may help to prevent
further build-up of fat deposits.
When taken as part of a weight control
programme, Fibre & Herb tablets may help you resist unhealthy snacking between
Questions you may ask yourself
What is fibre?
Fibre is the indigestible carbohydrate
residue found in foods. There are two types: soluble and insoluble. Soluble is
soft and mushy - for instance beans and porridge; insoluble is hard and coarse,
such as wheat bran.
Which foods are high in fibre?
are usually high in fibre, ie. wholegrains, nuts, seeds, fruit and vegetables.
happens to fibre in the body?
It passes through the stomach into the digestive
tract, and on to the large bowel intact where it absorbs water and other waste
materials, then it passes as stools.
What good does fibre do?
obtained from natural sources such as fruit and vegetable sources helps to slow
down the absorption of sugar into the blood, which in turn help to maintain energy
levels. It also increases the speed at which foods pass through the digestive
system, which creates a healthier environment and increases the production of
intestinal bacteria, producing a softer stool.
What is the recommended
For optimum performance, between 25 and 35 grams is recommended.
At present, the amount consumed in a typical European diet is just 12-15 grams.
Once slice of wholemeal bread provides approximately 1.5 grams of fibre/
happens if not enough fibre is consumed?
Our body depends on a good supply
of fibre to help with the digestive process and the elimination of waste products
from the food we eat. Unfortunately, our modern diet contains a high proportion
of highly-processed and often fibre-deficient foods. This lack of fibre hampers
the effectiveness of the digestive tract rendering it less able to absorb all
the nutrients from foods and less efficient in the waste elimination process.
Research suggests that this lack of fibre in the diet is the root cause of several
digestive related problems.
Key ingredient properties:
fibre (soluble) - extra high insoluble fibre. Oats are beneficial to the colon
and good for allaying flatulence and upset stomach. Research shows that regular
inclusion of oat husk in the diet is highly effective, suppressing blood cholesterol.
It also helps keep blood sugar and insulin levels steady. Oat fibre increases
fecal bulk, benefiting the colon in many ways, including alleviating constipation.
As the intestinal tract begins to function more efficiently, waste leaves the
body and weight reduction can follow.
- Black sesame - Seeds
are nutritious and contain Vitamin E, folic acid, nicotinic acid and minerals
(especially calcium): general tonic.
- Mung beans - Asian bean
plant grown for food. Good source of protease inhibitors.
- helps to prevent the buildup of wastes in the body; among other properties,
Herbalists regard fennel as a digestive aid.
- Chamomile - known
for its calming effect on smooth muscle tissue. Good for assisting the natural
- Mint - reputed to lessen the amount of
time food spends in the stomach, by stimulating the gastric lining.
Parsley - a good tonic when the digestion is sluggish. Rich sources of Vitamin
- Orange Blossom - soothing properties.
Flower - a useful tonic
- Papaya Fruit - Contains proteolytic
enzymes that breakdown protein. Good for relieving indigestion.
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