Foods rich in fibre are important for heart and digestive health, but foods full of tough, stringy, hard-to-digest fibres could obstruct the outlet between your band and the rest of your stomach.
Among the culprits are:
If you’d like to have some once in a while, cook the vegetables on this list very well, cut into extremely small pieces, and chew at least 25 to 30 times or until they liquefy in your mouth. Cut pineapple into tiny chunks and chew well, too.
It’s also smart to remove the fibrous, white membrane from sections of fresh oranges, tangerines, and grapefruits. Supplements can also help you reach fibre goals - many mix right into foods and drinks.
Professor John B Dixon
MBBS PhD FRACGP FRCP Edin
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
Contents of article are author’s own views and experience. Comments on this article should be made directly to author.
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