Q. What is fibre?

A. Dietary fibre is only found in plant products. Fibre gives a feeling of being full which may help with portion control and weight loss. There are two types of dietary fibre. Soluble fibre helps to lower LDL (lousy) cholesterol, triglycerides, and total cholesterol.  It also helps to control blood pressure and blood sugar levels.  Insoluble fibre helps to relieve and prevent constipation, keeping your bowels healthy. (Fibre Brochure)

Q. What are some tips to increase fibre intake?

  • Start your day with a high fibre cereal topped with fruit
  • Choose non-white/high fibre breads, pastas, and rice at mealtimes
  • Enjoy fresh or dried fruit as a snack, added to cereals, yogurt, or salads
  • Aim to have half of your meal as vegetables
  • Add vegetables and legumes to soups
  • Remember to drink plenty of fluids

Location and contact

Clinical Nutrition

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue,
H-wing, 3rd floor,
room H314
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Current Patients *

Phone: 416-480-4222   

* Please note that due to regulations, reception may not be able to provide information directly, but can hopefully put post-discharge patients in touch with the Registered Dietitian that provided care.

SUNDEC appointments

Phone: 416-480-4805

Patient Food Services

Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 62390