30 Easy Ways to Eat More Fiber

Why do I need fiber?

"Good carbs" are part of almost every weight-loss program's healthy, lean diet. "Good carbs" are complex carbohydrates like whole grains, nuts, beans, and seeds that require time and energy to digest into simple sugars for fuel.

Breakfast cereal daily

Whole grain, unsweetened cereal with 4g fibre per serving is ideal. Cereal improves blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar. Kellogg's All-Bran Original, Kashi GOLEAN, and General Mills Fiber One are high-fiber cereals.

Eat two apples every day

Apples contain pectin, a soluble fibre that promotes fullness and digestion. Pectin reduces calorie intake, according to research. Check out these healthier-than-you-thought foods.

Weekly, make a breakfast yoghurt mix.

One small container of yoghurt mixed with 1/3 cup All-Bran cereal, 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds, and 5 diced strawberries has 12.2 grammes of fibre, nearly half your daily allowance.

hummus-dipped baby carrots and broccoli florets

Each cup of vegetables contains 5 grammes of fibre. Hummus has fibre. This is a three-day-a-week afternoon snack. Here's what happens when you don't eat enough produce.

Keep trail mix for office munchies.

Almonds, raisins, cereal, and chocolate-covered peanuts. One handful is a high-fiber, sweet snack.

Whole-grain crackers

One whole wheat cracker contains 1/2 gramme of fibre. Ten crackers have 5g fibre. Spread nut butter on whole-grain crackers next time (look for natural nut butter to avoid trans-fats). How to eat more whole grains.

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