Fibre and water

Fibre and water


  • Fibre is a type of carbohydrate that is not digested by the body but is important for gut health.

  • There are two types of fibre: soluble and insoluble.

    • Soluble fibre helps reduce cholesterol levels and control blood sugar. It can be found in foods such as oats, peas, beans, and apples.
    • Insoluble fibre can speed up the passage of food through the gut and help keep bowels healthy. It can be found in wholegrains and vegetables.


  • Water is vital for life, as it assists in chemical reactions, digestion, absorption and excretion. It also maintains body temperature and hydration.

  • It is possible to consume water through food as well as drinks.

  • One should aim to drink approximately 6-8 glasses of fluid each day.

  • High fluid intake is particularly crucial during periods of physical exertion and in warm climates to avoid dehydration.

  • Not consuming enough water can lead to symptoms such as headaches, tiredness and loss of concentration.

  • Excessive consumption of water can lead to water intoxication, a serious condition that disturbs electrolyte balance in the body.