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Did You Know: Fiber

Did You KnowLaurie Capogna

Did you know black beans are high in fiber? 

  • A diet high in fiber is an eye healthy diet and helps reduce your risk for AMD.

Dietary fiber is exists in two forms: soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Black beans are a source of soluble fiber. Some other sources of soluble fiber are oatmeal, barley, citrus and strawberries. Sources of insoluble fiber are cereal, cabbage, carrots and brussel sprouts.

Foods that are high in fiber can help to reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease and macular degeneration. This is because high-fiber foods have tend to have a low glycemic index.  On the contrary foods with a high glycemic index like white bread and foods high in sugar can increase your risk of AMD and cataracts.

A great way to add black beans into your diet is in your salads and soups! Try them in our Eyefoods Black Bean and Mango Salad for a recipe full of additional nutrients for healthy eyes.