High fiber food is important for our digestive health and bowel movements. Fiber keeps you fuller for longer period and can improve your blood sugar level. There are two types of fiber:
- Soluble fiber.
- Insoluble fiber.
Soluble fiber: Soluble fiber turns into gel during digestion when it attracts water. This can slow down your digestion. It is found in oat bran, fruits, nuts,seeds ,beans and lentils.
Insoluble fiber: It is mostly found in vegetables and whole grains. It adds bulk to the stool and helps in food pass more quickly through intestine and stomach.
–>Five fruits that are rich in fiber:
a. Orange (Rich in fiber and vitamin c).
b. Banana (High in fiber and potassium)
c. Guava (High source of fiber and Vitamin C and A)
d. Apple (High in fiber and vitamin C, A and folate)
e. Pear (High in fiber and Vitamin C,A,folate and calcium)
–> Five Vegetables that are high in fiber:
a. Broccoli (5.1 gram fiber per cup)
b. Carrot ( 5 gram fiber per cup)
c. Spinach (4 gram fiber per cup)
d. Ladyfinger (4 gram fiber per cup)
e. Cabbage (2 gram fiber per cup)