Fiber foods are very important for your body because they burn fats, reduce weight and prevent many heart problems because they lower cholesterol level in your body and do not allow plaque to be deposited on your arteries walls. There are two types of fiber: soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. It is the soluble fiber which reduces your bad cholesterol. Mentioned below are some high fiber foods.
Berries are one of the richest sources of fiber. They contain very high amount of fiber, apart from being rich in many other nutrients. Berries are very good for health in many aspects. Hence berries should be eaten regularly. Prunes, pears and pistachios are highly rich in fiber. In comparison to prunes, pears contain more fiber.
Pistachios too should be added to your diet and be consumed regularly if you want to provide your body good amount of fiber. Cereals are considered to be very good source of fiber. Oatmeal, bran cereals etc are excellent when you need fiber. Shredded wheat too is good source of fiber and should be eaten regularly.
Various fruits are very good sources of fiber. But fruits’ pulp and skin contain much more fiber than the juice. Hence you should consume fruits’ pulp and skin too. Apple is rich in fiber so you should eat apple with skin. Avocados too are great source of fiber. Other fruits such as bananas, pineapples, grapefruits etc. are also rich in fiber.
Most people prefer eating white rice which hardly contains fiber, whereas cooked brown rice is very good source of fiber. People should not eat food only for taste. It is wise to mix white and brown rice so that you get the benefits of both types of rice.
Raspberries are very good source of soluble fiber which is very effective in lowering high cholesterol levels. To get 30 grams of fiber you only need half to one pound raspberries. They are also rich in Vitamin C and many other nutrients needed for your body such as manganese and reduce your weight too.
The vegetable Cabbage is one of the richest sources of fiber. It is also rich in Vitamin C, Potassium, Calcium, Potassium, Iron etc. So eat adequate amount of cabbage.