Catering to your colon
Mairlyn Smith, PHEc
A cross between a scone and a muffin, scuffins make fibre-rich snacks or breakfast foods. Also rich in fibre, try our acai smoothie recipe.
Fibre has always been one of my favourite subjects to commiserate about. Chocolate, fruits and veggies, and nuts are always getting the buzz in the media, and I’ve always felt that poor lowly fibre doesn’t get the accolades it deserves.
Okay, granted it’s not a very sexy component in foods, but we need it in our diet on a daily basis. Not only does fibre work hard to keep your gastrointestinal tract moving, but it also helps lower your cholesterol, regulate your insulin, and generally contributes to your long-term health.
Daily is the operative word here. We need both types of fibre–soluble and insoluble–every single day.