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High-Fiber Foods:
Why a High Intake of Fiber is Essential

Dietary Fiber

“A high intake of fiber is essential, not only to prevent constipation but also to help control the absorption of glucose (sugar) and digested fats from the intestine into the circulation,” says Dr. Steve Carroll in his book The Which? Guide to Men’s Health.

“People who eat sufficient fiber are less likely to develop an abnormally high blood cholesterol level and less likely to suffer sudden changes in their blood sugar level, which can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms such as headaches, dizziness and fatigue.

“High-fiber foods fill you up without adding a lot of calories to your diet. Foods rich in fiber include wholegrain bread and cereal, fresh fruits and vegetables, brown rice and dried beans.”

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