Include these fiber rich foods in your DIET

Dietary fiber is also known as roughage and includes the parts of plant foods your body can't digest or absorb. Fiber is either soluble, i.e. it dissolves in water, or insoluble which doesn’t dissolve.

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Published on 4 April 2021 9:29 AM GMT

Fiber rich foods that you should include in your diet
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Fiber rich foods that you should include in your diet

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Dietary fiber is essential for the body as it adds bulk to the diet and helps in treating various health problems like constipation, lowering cholesterol, maintaining bowel health, reducing the risk of cancer and type-2 diabetes, etc. It also helps in detoxifying the body and losing weight.

Dietary fiber is also known as roughage and includes the parts of plant foods your body can't digest or absorb. Fiber is either soluble, i.e. it dissolves in water, or insoluble which doesn't dissolve.Here are some foods that are rich in dietary fiber.

Vegetables:

Vegetables that are rich in dietary fiber include spinach, carrots, lettuce, beets, mushrooms, pumpkin, turnips, asparagus, etc. Apart from these, broccoli, sweet potatoes, artichokes and squashes also have a high amount of dietary fiber present in them.

Nuts:

Nuts that are high in dietary fiber include pistachios, pecans, almonds, and sunflower seeds.

Fruits:

Fruits like apples, pears, peaches, prunes, bananas, berries, oranges, and figs are said to have a high amount of dietary fiber present in them.

Grains:

Brown rice, popcorn, bran muffins, oatmeal, whole-grain bread, whole-wheat pasta, cereals like shredded wheat, puffed wheat, grape nuts, bran, etc are said to be rich in dietary fiber.

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