Foods high in fiber content are essential for the health of our digestive systems. A high fiber diet can help you lose weight and also protect against cardiovascular diseases. It also increases gastrointestinal health and helps manage high blood sugar which causes diabetes.
Fiber can be found in fresh fruits, dry fruits, fresh vegetables and in legumes such as lentils, beans, peas, sprouts etc.
Its important however to introduce fiber into your diet gradually and to increase your water intake as you increase fiber.
The recommended dietary fiber intake is 25 grams per day for women (about three half-cup servings of legumes) and 38 grams per day for men. But most people eat only half of that. Supplements are a great way to ensure your intake equals the recommended amounts. Fiber supplements minimizes bloating and support the growth of friendly intestinal bacteria which are key to good health.