To get the fiber your body needs, eat a well-balanced diet that includes delicious high-fiber foods likes these:
Fiber-rich fruits include: bananas, oranges, apples, mangoes, strawberries, raspberries.
Generally, the darker the color, the higher the fiber content. Fill up your shopping cart with: carrots, beets, broccoli, collard greens, swiss chard, spinach, artichokes, potatoes (russet, red, and sweet).
Beans & Legumes
Beans and legumes are flavorful, fiber-filled additions to salads, soups, and chilis. Navy, white, garbanzo, kidney, peas, or lentils are all healthy choices.
Breads & Grains
- Whole grain breads: Select 7-grain, dark rye, cracked wheat, pumpernickel. Make sure “whole wheat” or another whole grain is listed as the first ingredient.
- Grains: Try bulgur wheat, brown rice, wild rice, and barley instead of white rice.
- Cereals: Look for those with 5 or more grams of fiber per serving.
Snack on almonds, pistachios, or pumpkin and sunflower seeds. But don’t go too nuts, as nuts can be high in calories.