Fiber is very important for our body. Fiber keeps the gut healthy by increasing the number of good bacteria in our gut and protects it from unhealthy bacteria. It can reduce the risk of a few gastrointestinal disorders, such as inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and colon cancer.
Fiber increases stool and helps to pass faster through the digestive system i.e. eliminates constipation. Fiber also reduces weight, lowers blood sugar levels. A woman needs 25 grams of fiber daily and a man needs 36 grams of fiber .
There are two types of fiber – soluble fiber and insoluble fiber.
Soluble fiber – We get soluble fiber from oatmeal, nuts, beans, lentils, apples.
Non soluble fiber
We get non-soluble fiber from wheat, wheat bread, brown rice, lemon, carrot, cucumber, and tomato. Below are some high fiber foods: