Fibre & Probiotics
Many Australians don’t get enough fibre. Most adults need an extra 10g daily to meet Australian guidelines to reduce the risk of chronic disease1,2.
Adequate fibre consumption has been shown to have a positive benefit on bowel function and constipation, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer all of which are health concerns and/or diseases prevalent in the elderly.
In addition, an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in your digestive system can affect your digestive and immune system. Probiotics are a source of good bacteria.
1. ABS 1995. National Nutrition Survey. Nutrient intakes and physical measurements. Australia www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4802.0
2. NHMRC 2005. Nutrient reference values for Australian and New Zealand. Australian Government.