High Fiber Diet

Purpose/Indications

To aid management of constipation, irritable colon, diabetes mellitus, diverticulosis, high serum cholesterol.

General Guidelines

  • Recommended fiber intake - 25-30 grams/day
  • Drink plenty of fluids - 6-8 cups of water per day
  • Increase dietary fiber gradually.
  • Fiber is obtained primarily through whole grain breads and cereals, fruits and vegetables.

Fiber-containing foods

  • Breads and cereals made with whole grains or bran.
  • Raw fruits and vegetables
  • Dried beans, peas and lentils
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Popcorn
  • Dried fruit 
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