Are you aware of the importance of dietary fiber?Though we often talk about vitamins and minerals present in our diet but we often skip talking about the dietary fiber. Let us recall that certain portion of the food from plant sources ingested by us remains undigested which is called roughage or dietary fiber.
There are two types of fiber - soluble and insoluble. The soluble fiber dissolves in the water and delays gastric emptying imparting a prolonged feeling of fullness. The insoluble fiber doesn't dissolve in water, provides bulking and eases defecation.
Let us discuss about some affordable rich sources of fiber which can be included in our daily food.