Your gut does so much more than just break down food. A happy and healthy gut plays a pivotal role in good overall health – and fibre is the MVP when it comes to a content digestive system. Why? Fibre, and more specifically, prebiotics, are the meal of choice for your beneficial gut bugs. Not only do they keep the ecosystem of good bugs in your gut alive, they help them to flourish. Unfortunately, however, only one in two Australians meet the recommended 25 to 30 grams of fibre per day – so its clear there’s a lot of work to do in this department. In this podcast, Kathleen Alleaume delves into the world of fibre and highlights simple yet effective ways to boost fibre intake through a plant-rich diet that shines the spotlight on wholegrains, like rolled oats, legumes, fruit and veggies. We’ve got a gut feeling you’re going to love this episode!

Biography

 

Founder of The Right Balance, Kathleen Alleaume is a Nutritionist, Exercise Physiologist, Keynote Speaker and Author. She holds a degree in Exercise Science and a master’s in Nutrition.

Kathleen founded The Right Balance over twenty years ago to provide up-to-date, clear, expert information about diet, exercise and wellness.

Kathleen works with UNCLE TOBYS as its Nutrition Ambassador. She is also a sought-after media commentator and nutrition spokesperson who covers all the latest scientific breakthroughs, cut through the hype and translate complex science jargon into clear, simplified and practical advice.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Kathleen’s vision of what ‘balance‘ truly means
  • The hottest trends in nutrition and exercise 
  • The role of fibre in gut health
  • Fibre intake statistics in Australia 
  • Types of fibre – soluble, insoluble, resistant starch
  • The importance of prebiotics in gut health
  • Good sources of wholegrains, like rolled oats

This episode is supported by 

UNCLE TOBYS Oats are a source of fibre, an excellent source of wholegrains and provide beta-glucan which helps to lower cholesterol^

^As part of a healthy diet low in saturated fat, 3g of beta glucan every day is required to help lower cholesterol.