Why do we need fiber in our diet?
There is a lot of evidence that eating a lot of fiber is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer.
Eating foods containing fiber makes us feel fuller. Also, a diet rich in fiber can help digestion and prevent constipation.
Tips to increase fiber intake
It’s important to get fiber from a variety of sources, as eating too much of one type of food may not provide you with a healthy, balanced diet.
To have a high-fiber diet, you can:
Higher-fiber breakfast cereals, such as plain whole-grain biscuits, plain cracked whole grains (such as cracked wheat), or porridge made from oats, are good sources of fiber.
Use whole-wheat breads or cereals, or higher-fiber white bread and whole-wheat grains such as whole-wheat pasta and pasta, whole wheat or brown rice.
Eat potatoes with the skin on, such as baked potatoes or fresh boiled potatoes.
Use seeds and legumes such as beans, peas, etc. in salads and stews.
Eat plenty of vegetables with meals as a side dish or in sauces or stews.
Eat some fresh or dried fruit. Because dried fruit is sticky, it can increase the risk of tooth decay, so it’s best to only eat it as part of a meal, not as a snack between meals.
For snacks, try fresh fruits, vegetables, unsalted nuts, seeds, oat cakes, etc.
Fresh dates can be bright red, bright yellow, or something in between, look my review here. But dried dates are typically brown. The variety of dates is also amazing and more than 3 thousand types of this fruit are found all over the world.
Regardless of which type of date you choose, consuming this food has been linked to some interesting health benefits. Just consuming two dates a day for a week can bring interesting results.