Solo contains 9.9g of fibre per one serving (125g), but what exactly is fibre? Fibre is a complex carbohydrate that can not be digested by the human body. So what is it’s role within the body? Instead of providing calories or fuel, fibre helps the body to remove potentially harmful waste.
There are two types of fibre, soluble and insoluble. Soluble fibre is dissolved in the stomach and creates a sticky substance. This substance traps certain components of food such as fats and sugars (making them more difficult for the body to absorb).
Insoluble fibre does not dissolve in your stomach, instead it dissolves in water and increases in size. This provides bulk and moisture to stools, creating a natural laxative effect. This can help to reduce constipation and promotes a healthy colon.
So what foods contain fibre?
- Whole grains (cereals and brown bread)
- Fruits and Vegtables
- Beans and Peas
- Oats and Barley
- Nuts and Seeds
- Fruits and Vegetables (skins especially)
- Corn (even popcorn)
- Whole grain wheat
- Oats and Oat Bran
Solo contains Flax Seeds which are an Omega-3 essential fatty acid. What nutritional benefits do they hold? (Dr.Axe)
1 ounce (3 tbsp) of flaxseeds contains:
- Omega-3 (ALA) 6,338mg
- Fibre 8g
- Protein 6g
- Vitamin B1 31% RDA
- Manganese 35% RDA
- Magnesium 30% RDA
- Phosphorus 19% RDA
- Selenium 10% RDA
- Vitamin B6, Iron, Potassium, Copper and Zinc
Side effects of a high fibre diet
- Mood Swings
- Frequent Bowel Movements
But! Do not worry! These side effects are predominately shown in people who are not used to a high fibre diet and increase their fibre intake by too much at once. After a week or two of increasing your fibre intake, these side effects will reduce day by day.
Side effects such as flatulence and bloating are due to the action of healthy microflora battling the pathogenic microflora in your intestines.
We recommend to start off with one Solo shake a day, and after 3-4 few days increase it to two shakes. You increase your intake as you feel ready, there is no set time period with this. Making healthy changes takes time, and symptoms are all part of the healing process!
Want to know what other ingredients are included in Solo? Take a look here!