Healthy Living

Oats are high in fibre

Fibre originates from plant-based foods and helps:

  • your digestive system to process food.
  • to control the release of sugar into the bloodstream, which in turn may help control appetite.

There are two types of fibre:

  • insoluble fibre helps move food through your digestive system.
  • soluble fibre helps lower cholesterol re-absorption and helps control the release of sugar into the bloodstream. Oats contain high fibre both soluble and insoluble. They are economical, easy to prepare and delicious.

The nutritional data on the side of the pack will tell you the amount of fibre per 100g. Rolled oats have 9.2g of fibre per 100g or 9.2% of the product is fibre, including both soluble and insoluble fibre. A product with 6g fibre per 100g is regarded as high fibre. Rolled Oats are a high fibre food.

One 45g serving of porridge will provide you with 17% (female) or 14% (male) of fibre needed by an average NZ adult each day as recommended by the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation.

See the recipe section for ways to include the high fibre of rolled oats in your meals.

For more information on fibre click here.
NZ Nutrition Foundation Fibre facts.