Delicious Foods That Are High in Fiber
By Sara Butler
Some people are under the impression food that's good for you can't taste good, but that’s not right! Fiber is something people don’t tend to get enough of in their diet, and many people assume the only way to get enough fiber is through eating things your 86-year-old grandmother has to eat to keep her regular, such as prunes. Well, here is a list of a few very delicious and high fiber foods you need to take a second look at in order to get more fiber in your diet!
Berries as a whole are a great source of fiber in your diet, but raspberries are especially good since they have so much of it. A one cup serving of raspberries has eight grams of fiber.
Another great thing about raspberries is how easy they are to incorporate into different foods. You can throw some in your morning yogurt, or toss them up in a salad. Heck, you can simply pack some whole and munch on them for a snack throughout your day.
Almonds are good on several levels. Not only are they a good source of dietary fiber, they’re also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E. An ounce of almonds has almost four grams of fiber. They also happen to make a very handy snack!
The mighty potato – you shouldn’t be surprised to see it on this list! Potatoes are incredibly versatile and even though they may have a bad reputation among those trying to cut carbs, potatoes (and their skin) are incredibly nutritious and full of fiber. One baked potato with the skin on has three grams of fiber.
One medium pear has 5 1/2 grams of fiber. You can eat them on the go or incorporate them into a meal by slicing them up and putting them on toast with peanut butter or throw them in a salad. Of course, the skin is where most of the good stuff is, so leave it on!
Beans are, of course, fiber powerhouses. A one-cup serving of black beans offers 29 grams of fiber and 39 grams of protein! You can eat them in a soup, in a stew, in a salad or even double your pleasure and put them on top of a potato!
As you can see, working fiber into your diet isn’t really a chore. Grab a few of these things next time you do your food shopping and see what a difference they can make for you health!