Did you know?…Fibre

Research shows that the majority
of us are not getting enough
fi bre in our diet and this should
form one of the essential parts of
our diet for good health. One of
the easiest ways to increase fi bre
intake is to use brown pasta
or rice instead of white (and the
same goes for bread), in addition
to including more fruit and
vegetables at each meal (aim
for two at breakfast, two at lunch
and two at dinner to reach your
5+ a day). Also, another thing I
urge clients to do is to experiment
with different pulses, which are
very high in fi bre, such as chick
peas, kidney beans or green lentils
(delicious when cooked in stock!).

Diet and Weight Loss - PulsesResearch shows that the majority of us are not getting enough fibre in our diet and this should form one of the essential parts of our diet for good health. One of the easiest ways to increase fibre intake is to use brown pasta or rice instead of white (and the same goes for bread), in addition to including more fruit and vegetables at each meal (aim for two at breakfast, two at lunch and two at dinner to reach your 5+ a day).

Also, another thing I urge clients to do is to experiment with different pulses, which are very high in fibre, such as chick peas, kidney beans or green lentils (delicious when cooked in stock!).

Categories : Fibre, Healthy Eating

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About Elaine

Elaine graduated from Trinity College with a B.Sc., (Hons) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. She gained wide experience working as clinical nutritionist in several hospitals prior to establishing her first private dietetic clinic in 1992.

Private Practice Experience
Elaine has gained vast experience specialising in providing private individual dietetic consultations for her clients in her clinics for the past 17 years. In recent years, her main areas of interest are weight management, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and nutrition and gastro-enterology.

Elaine is an active member of the INDI and was chairperson of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic weight management interest group from 2005 to 2007.

Dietetic and Nutrition Consultancy
Elaine has provided dietetic consultancy to a wide range of industries including private hospitals, hotels and catering companies. She has designed, piloted, implemented and coordinated workplace wellbeing programmes for several prominent companies and large international corporations.