What is fiber?

Fiber comprises the edible parts of plant that can not be digested or absorbed in the small intestine and passes into the large intestine intact.

Major sources of fiber

Fruit high in fiber include: pears, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, currants, apples, and oranges.

Vegetables high in fiber include: brussel sprouts, artichoke, onion, garlic, corn, peas, green beans, and brocoli.

Pulses high in fiber include: lentils, chickpeas, beans and whole grains.

What happens if you consume too little or too much fiber?

Not consuming enough fiber can lead to constipation, while consuming too much can lead to gas, bloating, and diarrhea.
F iber comes in two varieties, soluble and insoluble.
I t helps the body digest.
B ody can't digest without it.
E at whole fruits instead of drinking fruit juices for more fiber.
R egulates the body's use of sugar.