A low calorie, high fibre diet is not only ideal to meet your weight-loss goals, but has a host of other benefits as well such as a healthy heart, healthier gut, as well as reduced risk of diabetes. On an average, Americans are only able to eat about 16 grams of fiber a day, while 25-30 grams is the recommended amount, according to American Heart Association.
Health Shots got in touch with dietitian and nutritionist Garima Goyal to understand all about a low calorie high fibre diet plan.
What are the benefits of low calorie high fibre diet?
Consuming an adequate amount of dietary fibre is associated with several health benefits.
1. Digestive health
Adequate fibre intake reduces the risk of developing diverticular disease by promoting optimal bowel function. It also helps with constipation.
2. Heart health
Soluble fibre, found in oats, barley and fruits, helps reduce LDL cholesterol levels, contributing to a lower risk of heart disease.
Soluble fibre slows down the absorption of sugar, helping maintain stable blood sugar levels.
4. Weight management
Including fibre-rich foods in a weight-loss plan can enhance the effectiveness of calorie control and contribute to sustainable weight loss.
5. Colorectal health
A diet rich in fibre, especially from whole grains and vegetables, is associated with a lower risk of developing colorectal cancer.
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