Signs of fibre deficiency

What happens if you are fibre deficient?

Fibre plays a crucial role in maintaining your digestive health and overall well-being. It has been linked to a lower risk of serious health conditions and diseases such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer.

For this reason the NHS recommends at least 30g of fibre a day. Not meeting your recommended daily intake of this vital nutrient can lead to various health concerns.


Tereza Pigova
by Dr Caitlin Hall
Head of Clinical Research

An astonishing 90% of the UK population does not meet the recommended daily dose. So it's highly likely you are not getting enough fibre from your diet.

But how do you know if you're fibre deficient? Here are the 5 most common signs:

💩 Constipation - lack of fibre leads to hard stools which are difficult to pass. This results in tummy pain, straining on the toilet, piles and rectal bleeding.

🍔 Never feeling full after meals - fibre delays the rate of gastric emptying, so a high-fibre meal will stay in the stomach longer than a low-fibre meal, helping you feel fuller for longer.

🏋️‍♀️ Struggling to lose weight - studies have shown that fibre can bind to some foods and even delay or prevent absorption, helping reduce daily calorie intake.

💤 Fatigue - a high-fibre diet means glucose is absorbed slowly, helping to keep blood glucose levels stable and to avoid the spikes and troughs that can occur if fibre is too low.

😔 Tummy pains - lack of fibre affects bowel motility and is linked to medical conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hence a lack of fibre can result in tummy pain, bloating, cramps, and acid reflux.

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