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Fibre's role in the gut and the impact it has on our health are more far-reaching than being simply about the regularity of bowel habits.

Fibre is not the sexiest of topics. Pushed aside by magical weight loss diets, superfoods, and the evil dietary demon of the day such as sugar or gluten, it rarely makes the headlines. As a result, fibre has flown under the radar as something only the elderly need to worry about or something you wish you had been eating regularly when constipation hits and you find yourself in the pharmacy buying fibre supplements.

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