(HealthDay News) -- Fiber should be an important part of every diet. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, dietary fiber can help prevent heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, and even some types of cancer.
The academy offers this list of fiber-rich foods:
- Fruits like apples, oranges, berries, prunes, figs and pears.
- Vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, peas, carrots and beans.
- Whole grains like bran muffins, oatmeal, brown rice, popcorn, whole wheat bread and multigrain cereals.
- Added wheat bran to foods like applesauce, oatmeal, and cooked cereals.