Fibre is complex carbohydrate that is essential for healthy digestion, regular bowel movements and overall good health. Eating plenty of fibre is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. Adults should consumer 30g of fibre a day There are 2 types of fibre, soluble and insoluble. Soluble fibre absorbs water and can make you feel fuller. It helps maintain a healthy gut, feeds your gut bacteria and softens stools. Insoluble fibre helps push stools through your system. Increase your fibre intake slowly over time so your system can adjust and talk to a doctor beforehand if you have digestive issue. Good sources of fibre are oats, barley, rye, bran, seeds, nuts, berries and pears.