4 food swaps to boost fibre and reduce risk of ‘heart disease and diabetes’

UK adults consume just 19g of fiber per day on average, significantly under the recommended amount of 30g.

However, not getting enough fiber can lead to higher levels of colorectal and breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, and type two diabetes, and can disrupt the beneficial gut microbiome, according to the experts.

Nutritional analytics specialist, Crème Global, undertook the modeling. The BNJ paper was co-authored by Crème Global and Dr Kavita Karnik, global head of Nutrition and regulatory affairs at food and beverage ingredients business, Tate & Lyle.

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