Filling up on Fibre

Filling up on Fibre

Fibre is a carbohydrate found in plants that contributes to our well being in a number of ways. Fibre helps us feel full following a meal, helps lower cholesterol levels by absorbing and removing it, helps keep our bowels moving and helps regulate our blood sugar. Some types of soluble fibre, for example, inulin found in leeks, asparagus, onions, garlic and wheat and oats, have a pre-biotic effect on our gut.

The International Year of the Pulse

The International Year of the Pulse

It’s official, 2016 is the year of the Pulse! What’s a pulse you ask? Well, a pulse is the edible dried seed of plants that belong to the legume family. Common pulses include beans, chickpeas and lentils. Pulses are quick and easy to prepare and absorb the flavours...