LIGS

High Fiber Diet

Following a diet high in fiber has a wide range of benefits, including improving bowel Fiber is an ingredient in many common foods such as fruits, grains, and vegetables that our body cannot break down. Adding more fiber to your diet helps ensure that food is moving quickly through your digestive tract and consuming the proper amount of fiber daily along with adequate fluid intake enables your digestive tract to function properly. We recommend consuming 25-35 grams of fiber per day to help improve bowel and colon health. The proper amount of fiber has been shown to have many benefits, including decreasing cholesterol, improving glucose control, and may reduce your risk of high diverticulosis, colon cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Many fiber-containing foods also have good sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

INSOLUBLE FIBER SOURCES

CelluloseHemicelluloseLigninBran
ApplesApplesBranBran
BeetsBananasBrazil nutsWhole grains
BranBeansCarrots
Brazil nutsBeetsCereals
BroccoliBranEggplant
CabbageBrussel sproutsFruits with edible seeds
CarrotsCabbageGreen beans
CeleryCerealsMature vegetables
Cucumber skinsCornPeaches
Green beansLeafy greensPears
Lima BeansPearsPeas
PearsPeppersPotatoes
PeasWhole grainsRadishes
PeppersRadishes
VegetablesStrawberries
Wax BeansTomatoes
Whole grainsTomatoes
Whole wheat flourWhole grains

SOLUBLE FIBER SOURCES

GumsPectinMucilage
BarleyApplesPsyllium
Dried BeansBananas
Guar gumBeets
LegumesCabbage
OatbranCarrots
Citrus
Okra
Peas

We recommend rotating the food and fiber types. In general, whole grain products have more fiber than refined grains. Gradually increase your fiber intake until your bowel movement are optimum for you (consult your physician for information and guidance). There are also many dietary supplements available for fiber if you are not able to get a properly balanced diet, but gas and bloating may worsen with intake.