Top 5 High-Fiber Foods for weight loss
Benefits of undertaking a high fiber diet
It helps us maintain regular bowel movements so is an excellent dietary addition for those who suffer from constipation or any resulting hemorrhoids.
Promotes normal cholesterol levels. A high-fiber diet will aid those who are at risk of heart disease. That’s probably why you see characters in TV dramas, which have heart scares, being force-fed high-fiber breakfast cereals in place of their normal diet of eggs, sausage, and bacon.
Maintain blood sugar levels – This is good news for people with diabetes, although
Other reported benefits
- Color cancer
- Breast cancer
- Irritable bowel syndrome
The recommended daily allowance for fiber should be at least 25 g therefore a high fiber diet would constitute consuming at least 30g worth of fiber
Lentils (100kcal, 21.9g fiber)
As well as containing a high level of fiber, lentils are packed full of protein too, no less than 26g of the stuff! In addition, if you’re looking for a food with high levels of vitamin B1,
Lima/Butter beans (75 kcal, 19.74g fiber,)
For those suffering from high blood pressure, these are great, due to the combination of high potassium and low sodium which is contained within them,
Barley contains a good source of, both soluble and insoluble fiber which means they meet our nutritional needs better than say, food that contains a high level of one and not the other.
Split Peas (226 kcal, 15.27 g fiber,)
Split peas should be part of any healthy diet as they contain roughly 35% RDA of iron, per 100g, 56% of vitamin B1, 36% of vitamin B5, and 71% of vitamin b9, as well as 25g of protein,
Black beans are known to be an extremely good antioxidant, so anybody undertaking a detox plan should look no further than these if you are looking for foods to add to your new regime.