Fiber, also known as roughage, is the part of plant-based foods grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and beans that the body can’t break down. It passes through the body undigested, keeping your digestive system clean and healthy, easing bowel movements, and flushing cholesterol and harmful carcinogens out of the body.
TYPES OF FIBRE
- In soluble fiber
- Soluble fiber
INSOLUBLE FIBRE – Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water or gastrointestinal fluids and remains more or less unchanged as it moves through the digestive tract. Because it is not digested at all, insoluble fiber is not a source of calories.
SOLUBLE FIBRE – Soluble fiber dissolves in water and gastrointestinal fluids when it enters the stomach and intestines. It is transformed into a gel-like substance, which is digested by bacteria in the large intestine, releasing gases and a few calories
BENEFITS OF HIGH FIBRE DIET
- Normalizes bowel movements. Dietary fiber increases the weight and size of your stool and softens it.
- Helps maintain bowel health.
- Lowers cholesterol levels.
- Helps control blood sugar levels.
- Aids in achieving healthy weight.
- Helps you live longer.
HIGH FIBRE FOOD SOURCES
- Kidney beans
- Chia seeds
- Sweet potato