2. Beans (Source of fiber, protein, B vitamin, iron, potassium and much more)
The 13,000 varieties of legumes that are grown worldwide all produce seed bearing pods and have nodules on their roots. Otherwise, the members of this plant family differ greatly.
All beans are a sub-set of legumes. They come in two varieties; pod or shelled. Shelled beans such as chickpeas, lentils, and kidney, black, navy and pinto beans are usually sold dried or canned. They are the highest fiber beans.
As well as being packed with fiber, beans are also high in protein, fiber, B vitamins, iron, potassium, and other minerals, while being low in fat. As you include beans into your meals, be sure to drink enough fluids and exercise regularly. Otherwise, your gastrointestinal system may not be able to handle the increased amount of dietary fiber.
3. Sunflower Seeds (The fountain of youth)
Sunflower seeds are high in fiber, they are a great source of protein, they will help you lose weight and fight off cancer. They are good for your heart, as well as improving bowel movements. They are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. The seeds will even make your face look younger. Sunflower seeds are also loaded with manganese and Vitamin E, which is great for the skin.
Be sure not to over-eat on sunflower seeds. They contain mono-unsaturated fats and do add calories to your diet. Sunflower seeds can be sprinkled over salads. You can also mix them with cereal, eat by the handful, roast them, and add to savory and sweet dishes.