Baby Boomer Fitness

High Fiber Food

Healty ColonIt is important to include High Fiber Food in your diet for a Healthy Colon and a Healthy Heart. It can help reduce your risk of constipation, diverticulosis, hemorrhoids, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, obesity, colon cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

FIBER is obtained from plants - fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes

Fiber is a necessary part of a healthy diet, eat foods high in fiber. Fiber is not digested; it passes directly through your small intestine into your colon. Think of Fiber as Velcro collecting impurities, fats and toxins as it passes through your digestive system and eliminates them through bowel movements, cleansing your body.

Fiber helps to clean the inside of the whole body which is beneficial to your cardiovascular system for a Healthy Heart and to your digestive system for a Healthy Colon.

There are two kinds of fiber, include both kinds for an optimum heart healthy and colon healthy diet

Soluble Fiber.Healthy Heart

Dissolves in water in the intestinal tract, forms a gel-like substance which softens the stools. Soluble fiber helps your body absorb all of the nutrients in the food you eat. It is also helps to reduce the bad LDL blood cholesterol levels and help the body to secrete less insulin to regulate healthy blood sugar levels.

Soluble fiber can be obtained from apples, pears, citrus fruits, lentils, beans, oats, oatmeal, peas, carrots, cucumbers, celery, rice and quinoa.

Insoluble Fiber

Does not dissolve in water, passes directly through the digestive system pretty much intact. Insoluble fiber helps pass food and waste more quickly through the stomach and intestines promoting regular bowel movements helping to prevent constipation. Insoluble fiber removes toxic waste from the colon and adds bulk to your stool..

Insoluble fiber can be obtained from wheat bran, whole wheat bread, couscous, nuts, fruit and root vegetable skins, leafy greens, broccoli, green beans, seeds, raisins and grapes.

Foods High in Fiber

  • All Fruits
  • All Vegetables
  • All Legumes including beans, peas, lentils, lupins and peanuts
  • Whole Grains
  • Semolina Pasta
  • Nuts
  • Seeds

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