People today are living healthy lives. Lifestyle change, public health improvements, and improved health care have combined to extend longevity. In order to minimize stress and perform efficiently it is really important that the person maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Food sources of dietary fiber

Result from the extensive research suggested this food component may be quiet important in the prevention and management of a wide variety of disease states. Usual intakes of dietary fiber ranged from 16.5 to 18g/day for men and 12 to 14 g/day for women.

Fiber can help keep the colon and bowels healthy by stripping them of harmful bacteria. At the same time, however it removes some of the friendly bacterial in the colon that are necessary for good health. The metabolic diseases, diabetes and obesity, are believed by some researches s to be more easily regulated with high fiber and fiber supplemented diets.
Among foods that will add the greatest amount of useful fiber to human diet are whole-grain cereals and flours, brown rice, all types of bran, apricots, dried prunes, apples and most other fruits.

Nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, peas and vegetables (especially beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, carrots, and dark-green leafy vegetable) are also good sources of fiber.
Food sources of dietary fiber
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