15 Fiber-Packed Foods

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By: , – Barbara Brody, Woman's Day
4/1/2013 12:00 PM   :  10 comments   :  13,938 Views

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You've heard that fiber is important for just about everything, from keeping your heart healthy to promoting good digestion and even helping you lose weight. But are you getting the recommended 25 grams a day? "Most Americans are only getting half of the amount they should," says nutritionist Lyssie Lakatos, RD, cofounder of The Nutrition Twins. Fortunately, snacking on these nutritionist-approved treats can help. 
 
Good to Go

Delicious thinkThin Bars have 4 grams of fiber and are easy to eat on the run (no crumbs!), says Deborah Herlax Enos, CN, a certified nutritionist and wellness coach and author of Weight a Minute! Transform Your Health in 60 Seconds a Day. They're also high in non-GMO protein (meaning it hasn't been genetically modified). 

Fast Flax

Sprinkle some ground flaxseed onto yogurt or even a half-cup of ice cream. Each teaspoon you add has 2 grams of fiber, says Enos, who's a fan of the Premium Gold brand. Visit PremiumGold.com for more information.

The Perfect Pear

Nothing is easier than grabbing a piece of whole fruit, and antioxidant-rich pears contain more than most others (4 grams), says Enos. For a more substantial snack, pair your pear with a dab of almond butter.

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  • 10
    I have never tried Flax seeds. Hmm. - 11/18/2013   12:46:35 PM
  • LADYLUCK72
    9
    I love using flaxseed with all meals, it fills me up and I really do not finish my small plate - 5/7/2013   4:28:01 PM
  • ROBBIEY
    8
    I put ground flax seed on my salads often. - 5/7/2013   12:44:16 PM
  • YIPPIEKIYAY
    7
    I am eating raisins, and applesauce, for a snack, right now. I am also taking on the awful chore of trying to quit smoking, so my appetite is humongous, and eating these 2 things help me some. I'm still going to add more things as I see them. I also eat lots of Wheaties, Raisin Bran, and Bran Flakes. - 4/4/2013   4:00:53 PM
  • 6
    Lots of fruit, veggies, nuts, high fiber cereal like Kashi Go Lean, quinao, hummus, sweet potatoes and whole wheat english muffins, pasta and bread. - 4/2/2013   11:37:42 AM
  • 5
    Sweet potatoes are loaded with vital nutrients and fiber. Some of the high fiber foods I eat include beans, raisin bran or another high fiber cereal, Greek yogurt, lots of fresh fruit and veggies too. - 4/2/2013   11:26:27 AM
  • 4
    I don't eat beans or wheat, so I take "Konsyl" Psyllium Husk that I buy at Walmart for about $14 & it last a month. It gives me all the fiber I need. - 4/2/2013   8:55:06 AM
  • 3
    Beans, Flax Seed, Nuts, Whole Wheat Bread, Whole Wheat Pasta, And Other Fruits and Vegetables. - 4/1/2013   10:37:48 PM
  • 2
    I eat fruits and vegetables and seeds and nuts on occasion. Also I always try to eat whole grain bread. - 4/1/2013   9:25:28 PM
  • 1
    Lots of beans and nuts. - 4/1/2013   4:01:06 PM

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