10 High-Fiber foods that you NEED to be eating.
Fiber is incredibly important.
It helps to keep your gut healthy so that you can get the nutrition that you need. Your guts also plays a large role in having a strong immune system.
There are different types of fiber may also promote weight loss, lower blood sugar levels, and fight constipation.
Did you know that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends consuming about 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories you consume daily.? This means that you should consumer roughly 24 grams of fiber for women and 38 grams for men.
Many people, an estimated 95% of American adults and children don’t meet the recommended daily fiber intake. In America, the average daily fiber consumption is estimated to be 16.2 grams.
Fortunately, increasing your fiber intake can be relatively easy — simply start eating more high fiber foods!
Pears are a yummy fruit that many people love. It is also one of the best fruit sources of fiber.
Strawberries are another healthy option that can be eaten fresh. Many people like how sweet they are.
Did you know they’re also among the most nutrient-dense fruits you can eat? Full of vitamin C, manganese, and various powerful antioxidants.
The avocado is a different fruit. Instead of being high in carbs, like many fruits are, it’s loaded with healthy fats.
Avocados are loaded with vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, vitamin E, and various B vitamins. They have so many health benefits!
Apples are another of the tastiest and most filling fruits you can eat. They are also relatively high in fiber.
There are so many great ways to prepare and eat them including in salads, baked, or even with oatmeal.
Raspberries are very nutritious with a very stronger flavor than some other fruits. They’re loaded with nutrition including vitamin C and manganese.
Bananas are another fruit packed with nutrition, including vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium.
If they are green or on the unripe side, the banana also contains a type of resistant starch, which is an indigestible carbohydrate that functions like fiber.
Carrots are tasty, crunchy and very nutritious root vegetables.
They are high in vitamin K, vitamin B6, magnesium, and beta carotene, which help with many functions in the body.
The beet, is another root vegetable that’s high in various important nutrients, including folate, iron, copper, manganese, and potassium.
Beets are also loaded with what are called inorganic nitrates, which have various benefits related to blood pressure regulation and exercise performance.
Broccoli is what is called a cruciferous vegetable and it is a VERY nutrient dense food. There is a lot of nutrition jam packed into this little vegetable!
Some of the things in it included vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, B vitamins, potassium, and iron.
10. Fiber supplements
If you struggle with getting enough fiber into your diet, or feel that you need a little help in that department there are plenty of supplements to choose from!
I have tried several different kinds. Some can be chunky or have a weird flavor. Here is one that I love mixing into my shakes or juice. It’s gluten free and sugar free, so you don’t have to worry about it hurting your diet.
There are so many ways that you can incorporate these foods into your meals. Try them in different dishes and styles to keep things spiced up and less boring!
Hope this helps.
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