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High fibre foods and their benefits

Mupreti - November 15, 2018 - 0 comments

High fibre foods-

This word fibre gets thrown around a lot. Nutritionists talk about high fibre diets and how beneficial it proves to be as it isn’t as hard as a normal diet. Fibre is the indigestible part of plant foods, such as vegetables, fruits, grains and beans. It is the type of a carbohydrate that helps to keep our digestive systems healthy. Now there can be various types of fibres depending on which type of fibre rich food you are most happy to eat for e.g. soluble fibre which helps in slowing the emptying process of the stomach and hence, keeps you full for longer, is found mainly in vegetables and fruits.  Then there is non-soluble fiber which absorbs water and regulates the movement of the bowel, mainly found in whole-wheat bread and cereal. Lastly is the resistant starch which helps reduce the chances of various health problems.

This diverse variety is what makes it so appropriate to be consumed when you are on a diet/ trying to eat healthy.

Natural foods are known to be extremely healthy for our body and fibre falls under that category. Fibre keep our digestive system in motion most of the day, hence increasing our metabolism many folds.

Eating fibre has many benefits as it keeps you full for a longer time and retards absorption of carbohydrates and fats. Imagine you ate a fibre-rich food for lunch, then you won’t feel the need to snack in between before dinner. Hence, this will reduce your effort of going and getting something to eat and also, reduce your chances of grabbing an easy unhealthy snack.

Another important benefit of high fibre food is that they are very easily available. Fruits, vegetables, whole grain pasta, oats, quinoa etc., all have high fibre content. You don’t have to limit your options with fibre as it is so widely available in so many products. Another point to be noted is that fibre-rich food doesn’t mean that it is tasteless or bland. Whole grain pasta is an excellent source of fibre and everyone loves pasta, isn’t it?

It is said that an adult woman should consume at least 25 gm fibre every day and an adult man should consume at least 35 gm. There are various apps available that can calculate the fibre weight present in various food articles, hence you can easily use those to track your everyday fibre consumption and take a step towards a healthier future.

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