Bowel health

A large part of our immune system is found in our intestines, which are home to 100,000 billion bacteria. How well your intestines feel can affect your health in general. Dietary fibre or fibre is important for the function of your digestive system. Anyone who has problems with constipation should eat plenty of fibre and drink water.

Research shows that carbohydrate rich food containing dietary fibre not only increases the amount of bacteria but also the variety of bacteria, which are beneficial for our bowel health and digestion. Rye, barley, wheat and oat fibre are good for the stomach as they increase bowel flow which in turn is good for intestinal health.

If you start eating more dietary fibre, you will also help your stomach become more used to it. Initially, you can feel a bit more gassy from new types of bacteria, but this usually passes soon. As our intestines contain such an incredibly large number of bacteria, they are probably involved in many biological processes in our body.

For example, many signs indicate that the molecules the bacteria create after eating dietary fibre are beneficial for our body cells. When the bacteria that are good for our intestines multiply, this reduces the space available in our intestines for bacteria that can have adverse effects on intestinal health.
Which is why it is important to feed your intestines with good food.

Read more about our four kinds of cereal

Wheat

Wheat and wheat grains are recognised by their pale brown colour and plump shape without shoots.

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Oats

Oats have a characteristic appearance and are the cereal that is easiest to recognise as they blossom in a panicle with small ears rather than a combined ear.

Rye

Rye and rye grains can have several different shades and colours where the most common colours are blue green and orange shades. 

Barley

Barley has long sharp ears and the golden grains sit inside these. The grains are used for products such as flour and grain.