Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fiber rich foods

Dietary fiber is invaluable for a perfectly functioning gastrointestinal system and the normal working of bowel movements. Dietary fiber does not undergo much change inside the body en-route the digestive tract and it is extremely important to prevent conditions like constipation and diverticulosis. Fiber rich food items include plant sources like beans, rice bran, carrots, broccoli, whole grains, flax seeds, barley, oatmeal, potatoes, nuts, raspberries, apples, oranges, banana, pears, green peas, apricot, soya, figs, etc. Snack items like popcorn, bread and dates are also good sources of dietary fiber. Eating high fiber content food and drinking a lot of water can sustain a healthy body.


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