High residue diet

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

Health effects

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

General guidelines

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

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


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  2. Threapleton, D. E. (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. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  3. "High Fiber Diet". Mayo Clinic. August 15, 2009. Retrieved 11 October 2011

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