The Best Food for Fiber

Despite its popular association with trips to the loo, fiber is no joke. The benefits of an efficient bowel aside, a high-fiber diet can also reduce the risk of stroke, hypertension, and heart disease- so not to be ignored!

The body needs but never actually digests—in fact, it remains more or less the same from plate to potty. It comes in two varieties, soluble and insoluble, and most plant-based foods contain a mixture of the two. Soluble fiber turns to gel in the stomach and slows digestion, which helps lower cholesterol and blood glucose. Insoluble fiber, on the other hand, remains unchanged all the way to the colon, making waste heavier and softer so it can shimmy more easily. Regardless of these differences, neither type of fiber is ever absorbed into the body.

Skipping out on a daily dose of fiber often leads to constipation, being “backed up”, uncomfy gas, bloating, and cramping- all the embarrassing ones!

Read on to learn about a few of our favourite, fiber-rich foods to get into your diet today!

1. Split Peas

2. Lentils

4. Black Beans

5. Lima Beans

6. Artichokes

7. Peas

8. Brocoli

9. Brussel Sprouts

10. Raspberries

11. Pearled Barley

12. Oatmeal

 

 

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