Posted by Sandy Rowe.

If it has a skin on it, try to leave it on when you cook. The skin is fibre, which is needed by our bodies to help digestion; pushing food through our stomach and intestines.

Have you ever noticed when you have corn on the cob that what goes in looks like what comes out the other side? Your body has digested (taken into your body) the ‘meat’ of the corn, but can’t digest the fibre around the outside, so it passes straight through.

Fibre can also help slow down digestion, releasing fuel slowly into our blood stream, resulting in us feeling more energised for longer and putting hunger at bay. Hence the reason that cereal adverts promote fibre, saying that it 'keeps hunger at bay'.