Fibre - Dietary
Fiber - Soluble Fiber and Insoluble Fiber
Soluble fiber may help lower blood cholesterol by inhibiting digestion of fat and cholesterol; helps control blood sugar in people with diabetes.
Soluble fiber is found in peas, beans, oats, barley, some fruits and vegetables (apples, oranges, carrots), and psyllium.
Insoluble fiber helps prevent constipation, hemorrhoids, and diverticulosis
Insoluble fiber is found in bran (wheat, oat, and rice), wheat germ, cauliflower, green beans, potatoes, celery
Sources of Fiber
From highest to lowest are highfiber grain products, nuts, legumes (kidney, navy, black and pinto beans), vegetables, fruits, and refined grain products.