― With so many pre-packaged snack foods and refined carbohydrates in the modern diet, many people never consume the amount of dietary fibre that is recommended for optimum health. Fibre is a type of carbohydrate that consists of the indigestible portions of plant matter. There are two types of fibre. Soluble fibre can be dissolved in water; insoluble fibre cannot. Both play important roles in bodily functions. Here are three important reasons you should increase the amount of fibre in your diet. [...].