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Delicious Ways to Boost Fiber Intake

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  • Great article and lots of good information shared - thank you!
    I have tried increasing fiber by using the Bran Buds on salads and in yogurt.
    You get the crunch and add the fiber as well.
    I need to remember about increasing the water ~ good suggestions. - 3/9/2009 10:57:27 PM
  • If you ever have a bout with diverticulitis, then you learn this information quickly indeed. Grandmom and Mom used to call this roughage, now it's fiber. Whatever you call it, get plenty of it and your insides will work better.
    . - 3/9/2009 6:27:10 PM
  • INTERESTING - 3/9/2009 4:53:07 PM
  • .I was eating Kashi until one day I got something that tasted like a pine tree,after that it all tasted like a pine tree to me and I couldn't eat it anymore!So I started eatting a package of the maple brown sugar oatmael dry every morning w/ coffee.It's fiber and fills that need for something crunchy and fiberous.It's very good . - 3/9/2009 3:03:51 PM
  • MYKIDZ9598
    I get plenty of fiber through diet. Typically in the upper 30's, and have been for years. However it doesnt help much with constipation, and since I already follow the 'healthy diet' guidlines...we need an article that talks about what to do if you do the right stuff already! ie) I eat 35 gram fiber, drink water all day, lots of fresh fruits/veggies, NOW what? ;) - 3/9/2009 12:09:30 PM
    As mentioned use caution when adding fiber if your previous diet was close to nil. I found the highest fiber cereal (13) and whole wheat bread (7) and an apple for breakfast and did not drink enough water. Needless to say I had a problem!!!!!!!! - 3/9/2009 12:02:06 PM
  • I do get my fiber plus extra and encourage others to do the same, just don't forget adequate water consumption. When I worked at the local hospital we saw many elderly, who had increased their fiber intake and not the fluids. Without the fluids you risk SBO (small bowel obstruction). But, the fiber is so important, especially in diet change to help you feel fuller and eliminate more efficiently! Input output is an important component! LoL - 3/9/2009 10:41:20 AM
  • KLB1959
    a good article.. it doesnt mention that not enough fiber can also lead to diverticulosis, which can than lead to diverticulitis which can be much more serious. - 3/9/2009 9:54:49 AM
  • Thanks for the article, a great reminder for us. I LOVE KASHI!!! I too, love the go lean cereal but the brand I like best is just one cup serving at my size...I'm doing the cheerios thing for a while because I'm currently allowed 2 cups for breakfast.

    Does anyone add a fiber product to their food? I just heard about Benefiber or similar product being added to smoothies and sauces but am not sure how often it's recommended, if at all. - 3/6/2009 11:56:18 AM
  • Thanks for the great article. Fiber is so important to good health. Blazingsword, thank you for reminding me about the high protein, high fiber Kashi Go Lean. I've had it before and it's really good. I'm trying to increase my fiber and protein intake so that will definitely help:~) - 2/24/2009 12:56:44 PM
  • Very informative article!! - 1/27/2009 8:51:49 AM
  • What a great article... I am changing my nutrition tracker next. To see how much fiber that I am really getting.. Probably not enough. Now I know how important it is to get enough fiber . - 1/21/2009 10:55:38 AM
  • I like the idea about tablespoons of fiber before breakfast - I'll give that a try. - 1/18/2009 8:36:17 PM
  • Very helpful. I hadn't thought about the problems that adding fiber too quickly could cause. - 10/1/2008 10:39:09 AM
    If you are the type of person that loves to have a quick cereal in the morning that is nutritious and full of fiber, Kashi Go Lean has a High Protein & High Fiber Cereal that is excellent. You get for a 1 cup serving, 13 grams of protein, 10 grams of fiber and 1 gram of fat for 140 calories.

    Total fat is 1 gram. Sodium is 85 mg. Sugars are 6 g.

    You get 6% calcium, 20% phosphorus, and 10% iron.

    You can't beat that with a stick! Lots of fiber all the way around!

    Just make sure you have plenty of fluids throughout the day so the plumbing won't get clogged! - 9/22/2008 8:19:54 PM

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