Eating foods that are high in fiber not only keep your intestinal track healthy but it also lowers your risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Fiber is an important element in a weight loss regiments because fiber helps you feel full longer. Fiber cannot be broken down by human enzymes but soluble fiber can be broken down by bacteria in your intestine.
Some foods that are high in fiber are fruits, vegetables, beans, oats, barley, and whole grains. Next time you want something fruity, skip the fruit juices and go for the actual fruit. When you drink fruit and vegetable juices, you are losing fiber that you would get from the actual fruit or vegetable.