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Kids’ special: Fibre is full on!

When you need something to make you feel full, a food which has fibre is a good choice.

Fibre is a special type of carbohydrate and plant foods contain lots of it. Sometimes, fibre gives the plant foods a hard texture. Think of celery, grains, apples and pears: these have fibre and a hard texture, too.

Fibre is difficult for the body to work through (to digest), and it remains unbroken until it arrives in the large intestine (also known as large bowels).

Food leaves the stomach and travels to the small intestine.
While travelling, some of the nutrients from food are taken into the blood to be used by the body.
Fibre, which isn’t broken down enough, travels to the large intestine.
Most remaining food is broken down in the large intestine. Some fibre remains and is used to add bulk to your poo.

Did you know? Fibre helps you move your bowels – that is, do number twos!

Check out the other cool stuff in our Kids' specials!

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Date modified: 12 March 2018
First published: Aug 2011


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