High residue diet

A high residue diet is a diet high in dietary fiber, which aids in normal bowel movement.
Health effects
A high fiber diet appears to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary artery disease.
General guidelines
Women should aim for at least 21 to 25 grams of fiber daily. Men should try for 30 to 38 grams daily.
Foods to include
High fiber foods include whole grain breads and cereals, vegetables and fruits (especially dried fruits such as apricots, prunes and raisins).<ref name=intro/>
Foods to avoid
Processed foods such as white bread and canned fruit and vegetables should be avoided.
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