Fiber in every day diet is essential for many reasons. Maintaining a healthy colon, reducing cholesterol, reducing the risk from heart disease, diabetes, constipation and many other conditions is just a portion of the numerous benefits of eating a high-fiber diet. One of the foods especially rich in fiber is vegetables. Of course, some vegetables are naturally more enriched than others and should be consumed more regularly. But the list is vast, so variety is not an issue, especially with so many delicious recipes that these veggies may be used in.
Let us start with the greens. We’ll begin the vegetable story with broccoli. Although consumption of broccoli is most often a matter of taste, it offers endless cooking possibilities. Raw, steamed, mixed with cheese sauce, spices, salads etc. It should give you a fair amount of fiber, it makes for a delicious and healthy meal and your entire organism will be thanking you about it.
Next comes the spinach. Spinach became famous because of Popeye, but indeed it provides a generous amount of fiber. Take it steamed or in salads, soups or dips, or even for breakfast in your scrambled eggs plate. In addition to these green veggies, also high in fiber are artichokes and are relatively easy to cook.
Other vegetables that provide a great amount of fiber fundamental for a healthy body and mind are carrots, especially cooked ones. Then, tomatoes, sun-dried when possible since they contain very high amount of fiber and can be eaten in all kinds of meals: salads, broths, you name it. Add some potatoes to it, either sweet or not, and you have a high-fiber health vegetable bomb to keep you fresh and fit.
Another kind of vegetable, although a bit uncommon to look fiber in, is sweet corn. You may want to eat large amounts of it, but in reality it takes no more than one cup of sweet corn per day to satisfy the needs of the organism. Put corn in salsas, salads, soups etc. or eat it on the cob either steamed or grilled in fall when it comes directly from the fields.
Peas, cabbage and eggplant are three more vegetables running high on the high-fiber vegetables scale. Combined or solo, any meal that contains any of these will give you health in a plate. Black eyed peas contain more fiber than cooked peas. Cabbage, eaten raw or in salads, soups or other meals of your choice is also a healthy alternative and eggplant and its numerous ways of preparation may make your entire diet a pleasure, not a burden.
Switching from junk food to healthy way of eating is hard – but what’s even harder is regaining your health after its long-lost youth and vitality. You may be a veggie lover or not; whatever the case is – enriching your daily diet with vegetables, especially those high in fiber will prolong your life, revitalize your entire body and give you a clear mind.