Dietary fiber is an essential component of good nutrition.
Eating healthier in 2022 means adding dietary fiber!
Dietary fiber is the part of food present in plants and vegetables that is not broken down by digestive enzymes.
- Reduces blood glucose, lipids, blood pressure.
- Reduces constipation by adding bulk to stool.
- Reduces the risk of colon cancer and heart disease.
- Reduces diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
- Improves bowel health.
Daily fiber intake is recommended as 20 to 30 grams per day. Fiber in excess of 70 grams per day will cause bloating and digestive concerns.
Lists of foods with high fiber content include:
Whole grain wheat
Dry roasted peanuts
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