High residue diet

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A high residue diet is a diet high in dietary fiber, which aids in normal bowel movement.[1]

Health effects[edit]

A high fiber diet appears to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary artery disease.[2]

General guidelines[edit]

Women should aim for at least 21 to 25 grams of fiber daily. Men should try for 30 to 38 grams daily.[3]

Foods to include[edit]

High fiber foods include whole grain breads and cereals, vegetables and fruits (especially dried fruits such as apricots, prunes and raisins).[1]

Foods to avoid[edit]

Processed foods such as white bread and canned fruit and vegetables should be avoided.


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  2. ^ Threapleton, D. E.; Greenwood, D. C.; Evans, C. E. L.; Cleghorn, C. L.; Nykjaer, C.; Woodhead, C.; Cade, J. E.; Gale, C. P.; Burley, V. J. (19 December 2013). "Dietary fibre intake and risk of cardiovascular disease: systematic review and meta-analysis". BMJ. 347 (dec19 2): f6879–f6879. doi:10.1136/bmj.f6879. PMC 3898422Freely accessible. PMID 24355537. 
  3. ^ "High Fiber Diet". Mayo Clinic. August 15, 2009. Retrieved 11 October 2011

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