Planning Meals for Seniors- Fibre Facts
Dietary fibre is the part of plant material that humans cannot digest. The fibre is found in foods such as nuts, seeds, legumes (dry beans, peas and lentils), fruits, vegetables and whole grain breads and cereals.
A diet high in fibre, along with exercise and regular eating habits, will help you maintain healthy bowels. Fibre helps prevent constipation by adding bulk and absorbing water, thus softening the stool. High fibre diets may also help prevent and treat a variety of diseases and conditions, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity.
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