A high fibre diet has many wonderful health benefits for both men and women.
These days, it is no secret that we eat more refined foods than ever, these foods have no roughage because they have been stripped off their fibre and nutrient content such as white rice, white bread and white flour.
Eating a diet high in fibre can boost your overall health and make you glow from the inside out!
I have included some of the health benefits of fibre, below:
– Prevent heart diseases
– Helps with weight loss
– Improves skin conditions by flushing out toxins from your system
– Improves blood sugar levels
– Prevents colon cancer
A few of my personal favourite fibre-rich foods (which I eat regularly) include:
1 cup of lentils, 17 grams
Lentils are an amazing source of protein and have low gi meaning they are very good for our hormones too. The Insoluble fibre in lentils helps prevent all kinds of digestive disorders and also helps with weight loss.
1 ounce, 8 grams
I add these to everything! From breakfast cereals to smoothies. Flaxseeds are not only rich in fibre but also high in omega 3 fatty acids which is a superfood for skin and hair!
1 cup cooked, 5 grams
Cauliflower is an underrated food! Low in calories, it’s known to be cancer-fighting, full of antioxidants, phytonutrients and is rich in vitamin C, it contains a good amount of fibre.
SWEET POTATO (with skin)
1 medium, 4 grams
I love sweet potatoes and enjoy them most when I’m craving carbohydrates. They have a decent amount of fibre and are rich in vitamin A and antioxidants. I always add protein with this as it helps to balance my blood sugar levels.
Dried 1/2 cup 6 grams
Prunes and dried plums are excellent remedies for constipation. Just 2-3 prunes taken before going to bed can help regulate your bowel movements for better digestion.
Cooked 1 cup
My all-time favourite! I love having good old fashioned porridge or adding a tablespoon of oats to my smoothies. They have tons of nutrition and loads of fibre.
Other foods rich in fibre which I wanted to share with you:
– Brown rice
– Bran flakes
– Baked beans
– Chia seeds