Fibre in vegetables is good for us and it is an essential
dietary requirement. If your diet is too low in fiber, then
gradually increase your intake. If you increase it too rapidly
it may cause a stomach upset and flatulence.
Fibre in vegetables helps the body to eliminate waste products.
It keeps the intestinal tract / bowel movements regular,
therefore, preventing constipation. There are two types of fibre
which are soluble fiber and insoluble fiber: Soluble and
Soluble: this type slows down the amount of carbs absorbed -
found foods such as apples and oats.
Insoluble: this type
aids the digestive system as it adds bulk and absorbs water.
Fibre isn't a nutrient as such but it is still an essential part
of a healthy diet as it aids the digestive system and encourages
it to function properly by helping food to move through the gut.
The bulk is required to enable the food to pass through the body
smoothly and comfortably - hence a lack of fiber can result in
constipation and hard, uncomfortable stools!
fibre in vegetables absorbs water, as it requires water to
soften stools, it is very important to drink sufficient amounts
of water every day.
vegetables contain a source of fibre, however, some veggies have
higher amounts than other. The following Fibre in Vegetables
list provides only the vegetables with highest fibre, the ones
that are richest in this essential dietary requirement:
(particularly good as cucumber is approximately 90% water)
Potato (particularly the skin)
(particularly the skin)