Eating low-calorie, high fiber foods is beneficial for weight control or weight loss as well as maintaining heart and digestive health. These foods should be a diet staple. Examples of such foods include many fruits and vegetables, legumes, grains and other plant-based, whole foods. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a high-fiber food must provide at least 5g dietary fiber per serving.
Michele Turcotte is a registered, licensed dietitian, and a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She has more than 12 years of experience in clinical and corporate settings, and has extensive experience in one-on-one diet counseling and meal planning. She has written freelance food and nutrition articles for Trouve Publishing Inc. since 2004.