DIETITIAN Questions and Answers

Explain what dietary fibre is and list out some of the good source of dietary fibres?

Dietary fibre is composed of an edible parts of plants that can neither be absorbed nor digested by the small intestine and moves into the large intestine intact.
Some of the good sources of dietary fibre includes

  • Fruits: Pears, strawberries, blackberries, oranges, raspberries and all the fruits that can be eaten without peeling of its outside skin
  • Vegetables: Brussel sprouts, onion garlic, peas, green peas, broccoli, corn, etc.
  • Pulses: Chickpeas, lentils, beans and whole grains