10 Great High-fibre Foods

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 10, 2014

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Right fibre intake is essential to keep your metabolism in best shape. Besides, a high-fibre diet may also reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
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    Why is Fibre Important?

    Fibre is one of the essentials that keep metabolism in best shape. Besides, a high-fibre diet may also reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Looking to add more fibre to your diet? Here are the 10 high-fibre foods to health you up. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Apples

    Apple is one of the inexpensive and easily available sources of fibre.  Remember to eat it without peeling as the peel is an important source of fibre and nutrients like phytochemicals. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Pears

    Pears are loaded with nutrients, fibre and antioxidants. An average-sized pear has 5.5 grams of fibre, which is enough for a daily dose of fibre. Besides many health and beauty benefits, drinking pear juice can help you beat the heat during the summer months. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Carrots

    The delicious carrots are low in calories, high in nutrition, and also an excellent source of fibre. A 100-gram serving of carrots has 2.9 grams of fibre, and a half cupful of cooked carrots gives 2.3 grams of fibre. (source: www.whfoods.com) (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Broccoli

    Broccoli is a miracle vegetable; it gives you an excellent dose of fibre, vitamin C and vitamin K. It should always be steamed or sautéed, and never overcooked. Cook it until it is bright green to maintain some of the fibre and nutrients. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Legumes

    Legumes (peas and lentils) are a great fibre source and also an excellent vegetarian protein. High in dietary fibre, legumes help keep your bowels healthy. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Beans

    Full of fibre, beans are beneficial for your bowel, heart and colon. Inclusion of beans in your diet can give the digestive system a push. Furthermore, they are rich in antioxidants and therefore, shield you against many illnesses. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Spinach

    If you want to get a healthy dose of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and fibre at the same time, all you need is spinach. A spinach recipe will provide lots of fibre along with vitamin A, B2, C, K, magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, calcium and potassium. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Whole Grains

    Whole grains or grains in their unprocessed form are a good source of fibre. The removal of bran in the refining process can take away fibre content. Moreover, consuming whole grains as part of a healthy diet will keep away many health conditions including heart diseases. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Brussels Sprouts

    Brussels sprouts are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K and fibre. The fibre in brussels sprouts can do an excellent job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive tract to keep metabolism working well. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Flax Seeds

    Flax seeds contain both soluble and insoluble fibre, which our body needs for different reasons. You can add half a spoonful of ground flax to your oatmeal or cereal in the mornings to give yourself a dose of fibre. Never grind flax seeds as it releases oils in the seed. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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