Fiber is an important nutrient that has many benefits. Fiber helps moves things through your digestive system and lowers your chance of developing diverticulitis, a disease in which small pouches form in the colon. Also, fiber helps lower your risk of cardiovascular disease because it lowers your blood pressure and cholesterol.
Below are 5 foods that are high in fiber:
1. Almonds (3.5g per oz)
2. Sweet potato (5g for 1 medium)
3. Apple (4.5g for 1 medium)
4. Oats (4g per 1 cup cooked)
5. Pinto/black beans (7.5g per 1/2 cup cooked)
Source: All You magazine, Issue 8