Why is it so important? Fibre is key for maintaining a healthy digestive system, it also lowers cholesterol and helps control blood sugar levels.
We need more than you think. Kids need about 15 grams a day, women between 20 and 25 and men between 30 and 38. Great sources are fruit and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes — think dried or canned beans.
Which brings me to my all time favourite, legume, the versatile Romano bean. It’s creamy, has a mild flavour and gets along with everyone. You can puree it and add it to soups –no one is the wiser, it makes excellent bean dips and is the easiest way to add fibre and protein to pasta.
Try this, Broccoli and Parmesan Pasta with Romano Beans. With 1/2 cup of Romano Beans and broccoli per serving, this meal gives you nearly 10 awesome grams of fibre.