Best sources of fibre: THESE food items should be added to your diet ASAP

Fibre is an essential element for the functioning of our body. Read below to find fibre-rich food items that you must add to your daily diet right away.
Best sources of fibre: THESE food items should be added to your diet ASAPBest sources of fibre: THESE food items should be added to your diet ASAP
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When it comes to the healthy functioning of our body, one thing we all need is fibre. Fibre not only aids digestion but also helps with weight loss. Fibre is a plant-derived carbohydrate and has two types- soluble and insoluble. Soluble fibres reduce the production of cholesterol in our body. On the other hand, insoluble fibres are known to make the stool bulky which makes it easier to excrete. It doesn’t break down in the gut. Skipping your daily dose of fibre may lead to constipation.

Including fibre-rich food to our daily diet is important for the healthy functioning of our body. They not only keep hunger pangs at bay but also maintain the smooth functioning of the gastric system. If you don't include enough fibre-rich food items to your diet, then it's high time for you to do it now.

 

Read below to find out about the items that act as a great source of fibre. 

 

Legumes:

 

Legumes are found in almost every kitchen, they are packed with fibre and should be included in your daily diet. They are also a good source of protein, iron, folate, vitamins and manganese.

 

Whole grains:

 

Whole grains like wheat, oats, corn, brown rice, quinoa and barley are loaded with fibre, and should be added to your daily diet. 

 

Broccoli:

 

Broccoli is not only a great source of vitamin C and calcium, but it's also packed with fibre. When it comes to consuming broccoli, it's always better to saute it instead of overcooking it, since that helps to retain the fibre content and nutrients.

 

Flax seeds:

 

Flax seeds are a great source of protein. Add them to your smoothies or your cereals, it works great either ways. It's also said that ground flaxseeds over whole seeds are easier to digest. You can use ground flaxseed for baking and even in chapati dough.

 

Avocados:

 

Avocados go with everything. Have it with salads, eggs or even on a toast. They not only taste good but are also healthy for our body. They are mainly known for their healthy fats, but there are 10 grams of fibre in one cup of avocado, hence that makes it fibre-rich too. 

 

Apples:

 

Apples not only keep doctors away, but they can also boost your fibre intake. There are about 4 grams of fibre in an apple, depending on its size, but this serving amount can help protect arteries and lower cholesterol.

 

Nuts:

 

Nuts aren't just a great source of protein and healthy fats- but they are also packed with fibres. Raw or dry-roasted nuts should be preferred over the pre-packaged variety since they contain fibres and proteins and not the added calories that come with pre-packaged nuts. 

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