Nutritionist shares 9 fiber-rich foods

Nutritionist shares 9 fiber-rich foods
Nutritionist shares 9 fiber-rich foods

Figs contain a mixture of soluble and insoluble fiber

There are never too many tips and tricks to navigate your busy life. With tons of work and responsibilities, maintaining a healthy diet can be a task in itself. But you can’t really ignore it, can you? A healthy diet has a plethora of benefits that keep you physically afloat to meet challenges. Fiber is one of the important elements of a balanced diet. And, you can easily include them in your diet. Nutritionist Lovneet Batra, in an Instagram post, highlights the benefits of this element. The nutritionist mentions that the recommended daily fiber intake is 30 grams. Plus, she shares not one or two but nine high-fiber foods.

According to Lovneet Batra, high-fiber foods can “maintain gut health, improve heart health, and promote weight loss.” She also mentions that “increasing fiber intake is relatively easy” because you can simply incorporate these 9 high fiber foods into the diet.

1. Sabja seeds

Sabja seeds, also called basil seeds, are high in fiber, especially soluble fiber like pectin. According to Lovneet Batra, it is “one of the richest sources of the plant form of omega-3 fatty acids”. It’s very easy to add to the diet, as these seeds give a “nice nutty flavor to smoothies, yogurts and other foods”.

2. Pear

Apples and bananas come first to mind when preparing a fruit bowl. But the nutritionist says “time to start thinking about adding pears”. The reason is quite easy to guess. Pears are packed with fiber.

3. Barley

Barley is high in fibre, especially beta-glucan, which the health expert says “can lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels”. It may also promote weight loss and improve digestion. Barley can be eaten with soups, salads, as well as a rice substitute.

4. Beetroot

Beets are loaded with folate, iron, copper, manganese, and potassium, among other minerals. Add a few slices to your salad, or you can also eat it in a soup or juice.

5. Oats

You can’t deny that oats are one of the healthiest grains available. They are rich in beta-glucan, a strong soluble fiber, with “significant blood sugar and cholesterol lowering properties”.

6. Chia seeds

Chia seed pudding topped with your favorite dish is indeed a delicious breakfast. In addition to being tasty, it meets fiber needs.

7. Wheat bran

Wheat bran contains phytochemicals lignans and phytic acid, which have been linked to a reduced risk of colon and breast cancer.

8. Kidney beans

Kidney beans are an important food crop and a vital source of protein around the world. Used in a variety of traditional dishes, properly cooked beans are a healthy part of a well-balanced diet.

9. Figs

Figs contain a mixture of soluble and insoluble fiber, which affects your bowel movements. You can chew 4-5 figs or even soak them overnight in milk and consume them in the morning.

Disclaimer: This content, including advice, provides generic information only. It does not in any way replace qualified medical advice. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim any responsibility for this information.

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