from The Conversation
– this post authored by Tim Spector, King’s College London
“Eat your bran even if it tastes horrible – its good for you!”
Many of us remember this advice from decades ago. While fibre has been a good cure as a bulking agent for exciting disorders like constipation, it has a dull image and has faded into the background behind trendier (and more commercial) food messages like gluten, cholesterol, saturated fat and sugar. Often it can be the hardest item to find on the food label.