Great Sources of Fiber

The recommended fiber a person should consume is 35 gms per day. But it is hard to measure the dietary content of each food we eat especially if we get them fresh from the market. Below is a guideline I found from "Food" to help us achieve the amount of fiber needed.

1) Avoid fruit juices which are devoid of fiber. Try eating whole fruits instead. You get 4 to 5 gms of fiber from a medium sized apple or pear and 3 gms from a medium-sized banana.

2) Switch to brown rice instead of the regular white. You get around 3 gms of fiber per cup.

3) Consume whole-grain products instead of regular bread and pasta. For example, you get 5 gms of fiber from an oat bran muffin.

4) Snack on raw vegetables, they may not be as tasty as burgers but they are thrice as healthy. A cup of broccoli or sweet corn has 5 gms of fiber.

5) Choose whole-grain cereals or oatmeal for breakfast and get 4 gms of fiber every morning.

Foods high in fiber makes you feel fuller longer so it helps curb your cravings. Make sure to always include fiber in your diet.


Mommy's Little Corner

3 comments:

Raquel said...

Hi Liza, are you sure 35 gms? I thought it's 25. Anyway, that is why I don't do the juice thing kase you'll lost the fiber. Great tips mommy Liz #3 and #5's are always part of my daily diet.

Swubird said...

Liza:

Great advice. I try to eat healthy and take in the appropriate amount of fiber, but for some reason I can't seem to properly cook brown rice. I use a rice cooker and a friend of mine suggested I use twice the amount of water. SO I tried it. But it wouldn't cook up. I cooked and cooked and cooked, and it was till too hard. Any suggestions?

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attygnorris said...

I just love the Fiber One bars, which are high in fiber! There's chocolate, peanut butter, caramel (fav), and strawberry.

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