Women often wrongly assume that they are the problem when it comes to losing weight during and after menopause.
Fibre is a type of carbohydrate. It is the indigestible part of plant foods, which pass unchanged through our digestive system reaching the large intestine (colon) mostly intact.
We know that eating fruit and vegetables is good for us. Eating a diet high in fresh fruit and vegetables reduces the risk of developing many chronic health conditions including: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, obesity and some cancers.
We're all familiar with news stories about the steadily rising rates of obesity worldwide. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the results from the latest National Health Survey indicate that, two thirds (67.0%) of Australian adults are overweight or obese (12.5 million people). Worryingly, one of the largest increases was in...