What are carbohydrates? Why do we need them? Carbohydrates are key components in the diet as they provide our main energy supply for the body functions. They provide 3.75 Kcal (16 kJ) per gram and they are an important part of your diet. Carbohydrates comprise starchy carbohydrates, sugars and dietary fibre. At least half the […]


Can you tell me more about fibre? How much should I eat and how can I increase my fibre intake?  Fibre refers to a group of substances in plant foods which cannot be easily broken down by the human digestive enzymes and most of it passes through your body unchanged. There are two types of fibre […]