#FebFibreChallenge

This February, FAB Flour will be running the #FebFibreChallenge to encourage people to increase their fibre consumption and show that fibre-rich foods are not just brown and boring.

The government’s nutritional advisers say that we should all eat 30g of fibre a day to help protect ourselves from chronic conditions such as cancer, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Yet official statistics show that fibre intake is far below this, and falling.  In order to achieve this target, men need to increase their fibre consumption by 50% and women by a staggering 75%.

This short video shows how important fibre is to good health and gives some delicious and tasty ways in which fibre can be enjoyed.

This February, take up the #FebFibreChallenge and give yourself the best chance of staying fit and healthy while discovering a whole range of delicious and nutritious high-fibre foods most of which you are already enjoying. Eating a fibre rich diet doesn’t mean missing out on your favourite food or being stuck eating dull, dreary dishes. Some of the nation’s top favourites like avocado on toast; jacket potato and baked beans; and the humble sandwich are high in fibre as well as being irresistible and utterly scrumptious.

A few simple swaps and additions can make all the difference, as the infographic below shows. Some high-fibre white breads contain as much fibre as wholemeal; and just two slices of seeded wholemeal toast can contain more than a third of you daily allowance. Avo on toast here we come …..

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According to experts at the British Nutrition Foundation, the only way we can achieve the recommended fibre targets is if we base all our meals around starchy carbohydrates[1].

Which is why FAB Flour has designed four different challenges. Each week you are invited to make changes to one meal type: breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks; and see where you can make small, but potentially lasting changes to increase your and your family’s fibre intake.

There are a range of videos with recipes to help make super-smart swaps and high-fibre recipes such as fake-away chicken drumsticks with skin-on wedges and salad; and spicy bean burgers with health slaw. See our fibre recipe page for more inspo and info.

[1] BNF, 2016