Should I consume fibre?
Absolutely. First, let’s discuss health and eating a plant-based diet as it is perceived as a high-fibre and low-energy diet. When people think about veganism, they think about carrots and lettuce.
Although there is nothing inherently wrong with crunchy orange and green vegetables, it’s far from the truth that eating vegan automatically results in high-fibre and low-energy foods.
Health and veganism
Regarding vegan nutrition in terms of health, there is zero doubt that plants are the way to go.
Generally speaking, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables promotes strong muscles, good digestion, better sleep and overall health.
For our athletes, it also boosts your endurance and speeds up recovery after training, making you less likely to get injured or ill.
Health benefits of fibre
Loads of fibre might strain your body, but that does not mean that dietary fibre should be avoided or kept low. Quite the opposite! A diet high in fibre is associated with good health and a lower risk for various diseases.
About 68% of men and 75% of women consume less fibre than the German Nutrition Association (DGE) recommends. Your daily value of fibre should be at least 30g. Thankfully, with plant-based dieting, you will reach that threshold quickly.