Observational studies have discovered a link between dietary fiber intake and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. (Source:ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
Plants naturally contain dietary fibers and lignin, categorised as either soluble or insoluble fibers based on how water-soluble they are.
Blood cholesterol and glucose levels can be reduced by soluble fiber dissolving in water. Oatmeal, chia seeds, nuts, beans, lentils, apples, and blueberries are examples of foods that contain soluble fiber. (Source:hsph.harvard.edu)
It can assist food flow through your digestive tract, improving regularity and preventing constipation. Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water.
Whole wheat products (particularly wheat bran), quinoa, brown rice, legumes, leafy greens like kale, almonds, walnuts, seeds, and fruits with edible skins like pears and apples are examples of foods high in insoluble fiber.
A nutritious diet must contain dietary fiber. It is essential for maintaining gut health and lowering the chance of developing chronic diseases.