Dietary fibre is made up of the indigestible parts of plants. It's main role is to keep the digestive system healthy.
Ensuring you have enough fibre is important for regular bowel function. It is recommended that adults consume 25-30g fibre per day*, however most adults do not reach this.
Good sources of fibre include foods such as beans, pulses, legumes, wholegrain rice, pasta and crackers, wholemeal bread, nuts, seeds, brans, fruits and vegetables.
* Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand: Dietary Fibre. Commonwealth of Australia 2006.