High Fibre Foods for your Diet
With a useful 'Fibre Contents of Food Chart' for practical guidance
Originally published on: April 6th, 2017. Last modified on June 23rd, 2022
A high fibre and fluid diet is a healthy diet and is suitable for all the family. However, if constipation is a result of Colitis or Crohn’s disease, increasing fibre intake could have a detrimental effect, so it’s best to discuss this with your GP first.
You should encourage a regular meal pattern and increase the whole family’s fibre and fluid intake at every meal. Drinking plenty of water is essential. By doing this you will increase the water content of stools making them softer and easier to pass.There are certain foods to look out for if you wish to start introducing more high fibre to your diet.
High Fibre Foods include:
- Kidney Beans
- Wholemeal Pasta
- Butternut Squash
Be sure to follow a balanced diet and introduce high fibre foods gradually to avoid causing further problems. If you can, speak to a dietitian who can advise if you have specific dietary needs.
Fibre Contents Of Food Chart
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This help sheet provides you with the fibre content of basics foods to help you make a healthier choice. A high fibre diet isn’t suitable for everyone so it’s important to check with your GP before changing your diet.