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Namita Answers your Health Queries

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Q. I am a housewife and follow a fairly healthy diet. I have one-glass of fruit juice every morning. I have been told by a relative to substitute the juice with whole fruits to increase fiber intake. How does fruit consumption ensure a higher intake of fibre?
—– Sonalika singh

A. Yes it is a good idea to consume fruits instead of the juice. Eating whole fruit will ensure a higher consumption of fibre. When you consume fruit juice - the removal of the peel, seeds or hulls reduces the fibre content. For example; The peel contains 75-percent of dietary fibre in an apple; tomatoes with seeds have more fibre than de-seeded ones.

It is important to make sure the fruits and vegetables are washed properly if you decide to eat the peel.

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