High-fiber foods are a great way to keep up your digestive health and your weight down. Foods with insoluble fiber, such as those with peels, skins or husks, can move food more quickly through your digestive system. Soluble fiber comes from the interior contents of the food (typically plant-based) and form a gel-like substance in the stomach that makes you feel fuller longer.
There’s a long list of benefits from maintaining a diet high in fiber. According to the National Fiber Council, fiber not only boosts your intestinal health, it can lower your cholesterol by helping to absorb the fat from other foods. In addition, it lowers your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure — and it can help ward off obesity.