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We’ll show you 10 simple tips to increase  fibre in your diet.
  1. Start slowly, add a little each day and build up to the recommended level. Simultaneously, add more water to your diet.
  2. Eat vegetables and fruit raw whenever possible. Boiling them too long, for example can cause up to one-half of the fibre to be lost in the water. Steam or stir-fry them if you have to cook.
  3. Pureeing doesn’t destroy fibre, but juice does not have the fibre of the whole fruit if the pulp has been strained away.
  4. Always start your day with a bowl of high-fibre cereal one that has five or more grams per serving.
  5. Put fresh fruit on top of your high-fibre cereal to add another 1g or 2 g of fibre to your daily intake.
  6. Choose whole-wheat pasta or brown rice over the white variety.
  7. Add beans to salads, soups and stews.
  8. Add bran cereal to muffins, breads and curries. Substitute oat bran for one-third of the all-purpose flour in baking.
  9. When you eat out, ask for fresh fruit instead of dessert.
  10. Have fruit or fresh vegetables for between-meal snacks instead of chips and lollies.

Here’s a sample daily menu that will definitely provide you with tons of fibre: Breakfast: Whole-grain cereal with fresh fruit, juice and milk.

Snack: Pear or apple with skin.

Lunch: Turkey on whole wheat and an apple with its skin.

Snack: Tuck into 3 cups of air-popped popcorn.

Dinner: Salmon, baked potato with its jacket, cup steamed broccoli and frozen yoghurt with blueberries.