01/14Here’s why your diet needs to be a high-fibre one!

Here’s why your diet needs to be a high-fibre one!

It may not sound very appetising, however, a high-fibre diet is one you should be following. Now, while there are several ‘diets’ and ‘wellness trends’ doing the rounds these days, a simple diet that’s high in fibre will do the job of keeping you healthy. Eating more fibre delivers a slew of health benefits. Here are some of them...


02/14May reduce your risk of heart disease

May reduce your risk of heart disease

A high-fibre diet could help reduce your risk of heart disease. Whether you are looking to improve your health or in the danger zone, load up on fibre-rich foods to protect yourself from heart disease. A study, published in the journal BMJ, found consuming about seven grams of fibre daily can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease by 9 per cent. Some studies suggest fibre can help absorb excess cholesterol in your body.

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03/14An all-natural detox

An all-natural detox

Who needs a juice cleanse? Fibre naturally scrubs and promotes the elimination of toxins from your G.I. tract. Fibre soaks up potentially harmful compounds, such as excess estrogen and unhealthy fats, before they can be absorbed by the body. The faster they go through you, the less chance they have to cause harm.


04/14To have healthier gut bacteria

To have healthier gut bacteria

A recent Italian study found that eating a high-fibre Mediterranean diet was associated with higher levels of short-chain fatty acids. And you can start to see the changes in gut bacteria within just a few days. Unhealthy gut bacteria results in obesity and several heart problems.


05/14It will help you stay well longer

It will help you stay well longer

Snicker all you like, but constipation is one of the most common G.I. complaints. Fibre ensures that your bowel movements are regular and this in turn, results in a healthy internal system. You will feel healthier and stay well for longer periods of time too.


06/14Normalises bowel movements

Normalises bowel movements

Eating a well-balanced fibre rich diet can ensure that your digestion process runs along smoothly. The better your digestion process is, the healthier your body will be. This way all the toxins will also get eliminated from your body. Plus, a high-fibre diet may also help lower your risk of developing haemorrhoids.


07/14Lowers cholesterol levels

Lowers cholesterol levels

Studies have found that a fibre-rich diet may help lower bad cholesterol levels in the body by lowering low-density lipoprotein. These high-fibre foods may also have other heart-health benefits, such as reducing blood pressure and inflammation. So opt for foods like beans, oats, flaxseed and oat bran.


08/14Helps control blood sugar levels

Helps control blood sugar levels

High fibre diets work really well for people with diabetes as fibre can slow the absorption of sugar. This, in turn, can help improve blood sugar levels which can work wonders for diabetics.


09/14Helps you live longer

Helps you live longer

While this is still just a theory, there are plenty of studies to support the fact that a high-fibre diet is amongst the healthiest diets out there. It can help prevent certain types of cancers as well as reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases which could possibly improve a person's lifespan.


10/14For weight loss

For weight loss

Even if increasing your fibre intake is the only dietary change you make, you'll shed pounds. Fibre helps bind fat and sugar molecules as they travel through your dietary tract which reduces the number of calories you actually get. There are several studies that prove that a diet rich in fibre will help cut those pounds off.