High Fiber Diet


What is a high-fiber diet? A high-fiber diet includes foods that have a large amount of fiber. Fiber is the part of fruits, vegetables, and grains that is not broken down by your body. Fiber keeps your bowel movements regular. Soluble fiber may help lower your cholesterol. Soluble fiber is found in oats, beans, peas, and certain fruits and vegetables (oranges, pears, brussels sprouts, and carrots). You may need to eat more high-fiber foods if you have constipation, diverticulosis, or high cholesterol.

What foods are good sources of fiber? The amount of fiber that most adults should have in their diet is 20 to 35 grams per day. Talk to your dietitian or caregiver about the amount of fiber that you should have each day.

What other diet guidelines should I follow?


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