Eat more fibre

At 23.2g/day of fibre, men are ahead of women (17.4g/day). But unfortunately, men are still falling short of the recommended levels of 25g/day.

graph showing male / female fibre intake

Fibre consumption (g/day) for men and women aged 18-64 years

A diet low in fibre can lead poor gut health which in turn may contribute to higher risk of gastrointestinal disease, colon cancer and cardiovascular disease.

 

How do I eat more fibre?

  • Switch from white to brown bread
  • Look for cereals with more than 5g fibre per 100g
  • Whether you follow the Food Pyramid or the Eatwell Plate, we have some useful information on dietary fibre