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Soluble Fibre

 Soluble fibre has been linked to a number of health benefits. It is distinct from insoluble by the simple fact that soluble fibre happens to be soluble in water. However, because of this fact, soluble fibre has some profoundly different qualities from insoluble fibre.

Soluble fibre is useful for the following reasons:

  • Like insoluble fibre, soluble fibre helps with digestion. However, insoluble fibre plays a different role in digestion. Rather than being simple "roughage", it actually helps to bind the contents of the intestine, forming a gel that helps the contents to flow better. Soluble fibre is thus useful for those with any bowel irregularity, whether too-infrequent or too-frequent.
  • It is now firmly believed that soluble fibre helps to reduce cholesterol. This is believed to be because of its binding ability: the cholesterol passes through the gut rather than being absorbed.

Soluble Fibre Supplements

These supplements are not "food" as such, but preparations that can be added to food in order to boost its soluble fibre content.
Buy 3 or more for £11.39 each
This source of soluble fibre is calorie-free and will help to regulate your bowel movements and relieve discomfort.
Buy 3 or more for £16.10 each
Pure fructo-oligosaccharides. A prebiotic and also helps to regulate water in the intestinal system.

Foods High in Soluble Fibre



Oats can be used for making porridge, biscuits or added to muesli. They are a rich source of soluble fibre.


Pulses are an excellent source of both soluble fibre and insoluble fibre. We supply a range of pulses in economy-sized packs.
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Fibre Grains, Cereals & Flour

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