We all know that fiber is an important component of a healthy diet. However, we might not know exactly why?
While insoluble fiber aids the body with waste and toxin elimination by combing the intestines and colon for optimal bowel movements waste elimination—soluble fiber helps lower LDL (or bad) cholesterol levels and maintains safe blood sugar levels, preventing diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Here are ten fiber-rich foods we need in our diets to keep our bodies and systems operating harmoniously…
We know, thanks to that catchy song, that beans are good for our hearts. However, they also keep our digestive systems running efficiently as they comb and eliminate waste products from the colon. If you’re looking for the highest fiber bean, look to black beans (they contain 15-grams of fiber per cup) or navy (white) beans (they contain almost 19-grams per cup).