The 5 vegetables that are highest in fibre (1/7)

Trying to increase your fibre intake? Make these high-fibre veggies a part of your day

vegetable variety

Fibre and cholesterol

Fibre may be the part of plants that people don’t break down or digest, but it does have a big impact on our health, says Heidi Bates, a registered dietitian with Tri-Nutrition Consulting in Sherwood Park, Alta. “In our bodies, fibre acts a bit like a sponge—it can grab things that are passing through our digestive tract and help to whisk them away,” she says. That’s why you hear about fibre lowering bad cholesterol levels. It latches on to some of the building blocks of cholesterol, ultimately helping to reduce its levels.

Because fibre is only found in plant-based foods, a rich-in-fibre diet is generally also high in vitamins and minerals and low in calories, fat, sugar and salt—exactly the type of eating plan registered dietitians recommend, Bates says. (Health Canada recommends 25-30 grams of fibre a day.) Here is a breakdown of some the highest-in-fibre veggies.

    1   ...   >>    

Secrets to Staying Healthy & Happy


Cozy Knits That Will Transform Your Fall Wardrobe

Bundled up never looked so beautiful! In a palette of creamy ivory and soft grey, the latest knits will transform your fall wardrobe. Read on for key pieces and expert tips to keep all your knits in top form


News: Will banning teens from tanning beds make them want to tan more?

The Joint Canadian Tanning Association (JCTA) is speaking out against a private members bill that would warn consumers about the potential health risks associated with tanning beds, reports The Canadian Press. No big surprise there. The proposed legislation, which will be introduced to the House by Conservative MP James Bezan in March, will require that […]


News: Are parents to blame for kids’ bad eating habits?

When we produced an article featuring 15 healthy back-to-school-lunch ideas last month, several readers commented that their children wouldn’t go near some of the featured recipes. According to these readers, kids just wouldn’t eat things like Curried Chicken and Apple Lettuce Wraps or Chewy Date and Walnut Bars."I have to say that I wish my […]