Five-A-Day - August 2021

22 High Fiber Foods You Should Eat

It leaves your stomach undigested and ends up in your colon, where it feeds friendly gut bacteria, leading to various health benefits.

Certain types of fiber may also promote weight loss, lower blood sugar levels, and fight constipation.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends consuming about 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories you consume daily. This translates to roughly 24 grams of fiber for women and 38 grams for men.

Unfortunately, an estimated 95% of American adults and children don’t meet the recommended daily fiber intake. In America, the average daily fiber intake is estimated to be 16.2 grams.

Fortunately, increasing your fiber intake is relatively easy — simply integrate high fiber foods into your diet.

Fiber is a blanket term that applies to any type of carbohydrate that your body can’t digest. The fact your body doesn’t use fiber for fuel doesn’t make it less valuable to your overall health including lowering cholesterol, controlling blood sugar, aiding in digestive tract and promoting healthy weight. See the top 22 below…..

Pears, avocados, strawberries, apples, raspberries, bananas, carrots, beets, broccoli, artichokes, brussels sprouts, lentils, kidney beans, split peas, chick-peas, quinoa, oats, popcorn, almonds, chia seeds, sweet potatoes, dark chocolate