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7 fiber rich foods you should eat regularly to stay healthy and strong

Fiber or dietary fiber is a nutrient predominantly found in plants that cannot be absorbed by the body or broken down by digestive enzymes. According to a Healthline article, this type of carbohydrate can be found in a wide variety of plant-based and grain-based diets.

In this article, I will educate you on some of these foods that are rich in fiber that you need to eat regularly.

1. Corn

The widespread availability of maize in the United States is likely a contributing cause to the food's immense appeal. It has a short life cycle, requires little maintenance once planted, and is easy to grow. The majority of cereals include corn as their main ingredient since it is a nutrient-dense and low-calorie food.

2. Rice

Carbohydrates found in rice provide the fuel you need to get through the day while soluble fiber lowers your risk of getting diabetes. Up to 3.5 grams of fiber can be found in a cup of cooked rice.

However, it is important to note that raw rice contains high quantities of fiber while processed rice loses most of its fiber during processing.

3. Beans

It's important to remember that beans aren't just a staple in Nigeria; they're also a major source of protein and fiber. Regardless of why you avoided beans in the past, you should start eating them now to increase your fiber intake.

While the amounts of fiber in various bean varieties may vary, you'll reap the same benefits no matter which beans you choose to consume. One of the many foods common in Nigeria that helps you shed extra pounds is beans according to studies.

4. Avocado

The avocado is a fruit with many positive health effects. Its high content of heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats can't do anything but assist you cut down on your cholesterol. Apart from that, an avocado has up to 10 grams of fiber which is a lot for a fruit.

In addition, avocado is rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber. If you weren't already eating avocados, now you have even more incentive to do so.

5. Whole Wheat Bread

Wheat bread may not be as sweet as white bread but it has more nutrients and a higher fiber content because the grains were not processed as much to make white bread.

6. Cassava

In Nigeria, cassava which is a type of root crop is used in numerous dishes. Whether you choose to immediately make it into garri, let it ferment into fufu, or dry it and have it transformed into abacha. The high insoluble fiber content of this crop will be available anytime according to studies.

7. Oats

The beta-glucan in oats is a form of fiber that dramatically lowers cholesterol levels, and they also make for a low-calorie cereal. It's rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber. Breakfast oats are a popular choice in Nigeria since they are both nutritious and filling.

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