High fiber foods are extremely healthy for you, this has been proven by many studies and much research!
Dietary fibers were discovered in 1949.
Fiber cannot actually be digested by our stomach.
Their job is to help your digestive system push food out.
Dietary fibers are divided into two groups, insoluble and soluble fiber foods.
Let's start by looking at the more popular of the two, soluble fiber...
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Soluble fiber is the part that dissolves in water.
It forms a gel that helps your stomach prevent both diarrhea and constipation.
It has also been shown to lower cholesterol because some foods contain something called beta glucan which can bind to bile acids (these bile acids contain cholesterol!).
Here's a short list of foods high in soluble fiber:
You can see that all of the foods on that list are healthy foods. There's a reason for this connection; when you look at the insoluble fiber list you will notice the same thing.
For a more complete view, read my article on soluble fiber.
Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water like soluble fiber does, instead it helps push material through the colon by softening and increasing the bulk of your stool.
It is usually found in...
Again you'll notice that the foods that contain soluble fiber also contain insoluble fiber.
If you want more, read my article on insoluble fiber.
Instead of giving you a huge list of foods to eat I'll tell you the secret of healthy foods...
Are you ready?
If a food is made by nature, it is healthy and is most likely high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber.
You can see examples of foods made by nature from the lists above, the less something is processed the better.
It is when foods are processed that they lose most of what makes them healthy.
For example, fruits and vegetables are better than grains, because grains need more processing for our bodies to be able to digest it, you can't eat raw wheat for example.
A great way to get fiber, while also getting a slew of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants is to use the avalanche of smoothie recipes available today. They are delicious, and healthy. What more could you ask for?
Something else I do is take a high-quality multivitamin, because even experts today are saying that almost everyone is deficient in at least one nutrient. Depending on what nutrient that is, it can cause severe health problems down the road.
The reason we are more nutritionally deficient today than 50 years ago is because of depleted soil. Farmers have been using pesticidices, herbicides, and other chemicals for a long time now, and it is killing the nutrition in our crops.
One of the best ways to keep your colon functioning properly is to do a colon cleanse a few times a year.
Cleansing is simple; you can do it with juice fasting, but you can also do it by using a formula made by a professional herbalist.
These formulas vary from company to company, and there are a lot of low-quality products out there.
I've tried many of them, and you can see all of them on my best colon cleanse page, but the one I recommend is called the DrFloras colon cleanse.
They offer one of the longest money-back guarantees in the industry, and they only use natural ingredients, which is extremely important for me.
If you're just looking for more articles about high fiber foods and related topics, feel free to browse the articles below.
High Fiber Bread
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High Fiber Cereal
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List of High Fiber Foods
This is undoubtably the biggest and best list on the internet, I spent many hours putting it together but I did it. Share it with your friends so they too can see what foods are worth eating!
Low Fiber Diet
The low fiber diet is usually used to help with certain conditions and before medical examinations such as a colonoscopy.
Low Residue Diet
A low residue diet is very similar to the low fiber diet, but it is more restrictive and is used to alleviate serious flare-ups in people who have diseases such as Chron's.
My 10 Favorite Fiber Rich Foods
This article is about exactly what the title says! My 10 favorite foods that are high in dietary fiber, you could copy my list and try them all!
Soluble Fiber Foods
A big list of foods high in soluble fiber.