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What are the common food items which have higher fiber content?


Date: 09 Jun 2016    Group: Health    Category: Nutrition   

It is well established that the fiber content of the meals play a very important role and is quite beneficial from the health point of view. What are the common food items which have higher fiber content? Are there fiber supplements also being sold in the market?
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Author: Vinay Jain    10 Jun 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Common food items rich in fiber content are bananas, oat, apples, carrots and potatoes.
Fibers play an important part of a healthy balanced diet and help prevent diabetes and weight gain. Fibers also help in improving digestive health. There could be some supplements sold in the market, but it is advisable to consult your doctor rather than picking up generally.


Author: Sunita    10 Jun 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Leafy vegetables like dill (called as shepu or suva), spinach, methi, etc. are high in fibre. Apart of that sweet potatoes are a very rich source of fibre.

Author: Partha Kansabanik    10 Jun 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Common food items which are very rich in fibres are corns, leafy vegetables, beans, oats, apples, guavas and carrots.

Fibres have important role to prevent diabetes and weight gain. Fibres also help digestion and proper bowel habit.


Author: Sheo Shankar Jha    11 Jun 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

High fibre content food is desirable for many health benifits such as maintenance of cholesterol - level, shedding body - weight and managing constipation. A few food items listed below contain high fibrous content.They are as follows-
1) Lentils- Consumption of Lentils would compensate the loss of Vitamins and other essential minerals apart from same being fibrous in nature.
2) Tomatoes- Tomatoes are fibrous in nature containing vitamin C and vitamin B, useful minerals like Magnesium, Calcium and are rich source of Lycopene - an antioxidant for regulating High Blood Pressure. Due to its fibrous nature, it helps in elimination of constipation.
3) Sweet Potatoes - Thsese contain high amount of fibre and has low glycemic - index helping in maintenance of sugar - level apart from trimming body - weight.
4) Guava- Guava can be consumed in order to include fibrous food in our diet. Moreover, this fruit is the rich source of Viamin A, B and C. It also contains Magnessium and Potassium for healthy blood circulation.


Author: Timmappa Kamat    11 Jun 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Here is the list of food items with good fibre content -

Apple - The easily available fruit is a rich source of fibre content. Do not throw the peels. In fact, most of the fibre is in the peels itself.

Pears - Pears are known to have 5.5 grams of fibre per medium size.

Broccoli - Broccoli is a rich source of fibre. Consume it without overcooking.

Spinach - Spinach provides 7.5 grams per bunch.

Legumes - Legumes provide great fibre along with protein. Red Lentils are found to have around 5 grams of fibre per half cup.


Author: Mahesh    11 Jun 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

There are plenty of food items that can be used for the fiber intake. Some of the foods include -

1. Oats - it is rich of fiber and the nutritional value. Also it doesn't have fats and other calories. In fact oats can be used for burning the calories.

2. Apple - If you can't find any food for fiber then simply choose apple. It is full of iron, calcium and fiber content. It is really good for health.

3. Guava - Though it has plenty of seeds in it, but it is also good source of the fiber. It can be good for the health.

4. Sweet Potatoes - They rich of the fiber content and also they can be good source of nutritional value.

These are some of the known food items that you can take for the fiber content.


Author: Darshan Malwiya    02 Jul 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Fiber is an essential nutrient required for proper digestion of foods, proper functioning of the digestive tract. A deficiency of fiber can lead to constipation, hemorrhoids, and elevated levels of cholesterol and sugar in the blood.
Here Fibers in following food items per 100gm
Corn 79g
Cauliflower 2g
Cabbage3g
Berries 7g
Leafy Greens 2g
Celery 2g
Squash (Baked Winter Hubbard) 5g
Beans 6g
Mushrooms 2g
Oranges 2g


Author: Darshan Malwiya    02 Jul 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Fiber is an essential nutrient required for proper digestion of foods, proper functioning of the digestive tract. A deficiency of fiber can lead to constipation, hemorrhoids, and elevated levels of cholesterol and sugar in the blood.
Here are the following food items which contains Fiber per 100gm
Corn 79g
Cauliflower 2g
Cabbage3g
Berries 7g
Leafy Greens 2g
Celery 2g
Squash (Baked Winter Hubbard) 5g
Beans 6g
Mushrooms 2g
Oranges 2g





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