Fibres are found in foodstuffs of plant origin, such as cereals (wholegrain, bran, flakes), legumes (peas, beans), fruits and vegetables, seeds (even strawberry and raspberry seeds), berries.
Fibres are divided into water-soluble (e.g., pectin and inulin) and non-water soluble (e.g., cellulose). Fibre passes through the gastro-intestinal tract, capturing water and several substances that are not necessary or are harmful for the body.
Water-soluble fibres lower high cholesterol content and slow down the absorption of glucose in the small intestine, as a result of which the glucose content of the blood will increase slower, providing new energy for the body in a more even manner, and hunger will not occurs as quickly. Non-water soluble fibres increase the mass of the food, make you feel full and accelerate the movement of food through the intestines.