5 high-fiber foods that support digestive health

The proper balance and functionality of the bacteria living in the digestive system are referred to as gut health. The gut microbiota, which is another name for these bacteria, is important for immune system function, digestion, food absorption and even mental health. High-fiber diets promote regular bowel movements, feed beneficial gut bacteria and contribute to a balanced gut environment.

Here are 5 high-fiber foods that support digestive health

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1. Broccoli

This vegetable is commonly referred to as a fibre vegetable. Its cruciferous nature, meaning it belongs to the Brassica genus of plants, which includes cauliflower, cabbage and kale, makes it high in nutrients as well as fibre.

2. Berries

Although their antioxidant content often gets most of the attention, berries also contain a lot of fibre. You can get approximately four grams of fibre from just one cup of fresh blueberries and you can get approximately the same amount from one cup of frozen unsweetened blueberries.

3. Avocados

Avocados are great with almost anything, toast, salads, dinners and eggs and while they’re commonly recognized for their large dose of good fats, one cup of avocado has 10 grams of fibre.

4. Chia seeds

High in soluble fibre, these seeds work as a prebiotic and promote regular bowel movements by forming in the stomach. Add into smoothies, yogurt, or overnight oats.

5. Apples

Pectin is a soluble fibre found in apples that can help with digestion and serve as a prebiotic to feed good gut bacteria. Add to salads, eat fresh, or make applesauce.

 

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.