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Delicious Ways to Boost Fiber Intake

It's Easier (and Tastier) Than You Think!

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  • MAGSYR
    my mum used to make fantastice nettle soup when I was a kid. I loved it.
  • I'd like to throw in my favorite fiber source: stinging nettle. No, really. It can either be chopped up and mixed into stews or mashed potatoes or cooked and eaten like spinach. Great source of vitamins, Calcium, Iron and fiber as well as some other stuff.
  • GLORYBHEALTHY
    Something else to use on your cereal that is great is yogurt instead of milk. In the winter when I eat oatmeal I add oat bran and wheat bran and grind up flaxseed and mix it in my oatmeal with a spoon of peanut butter. Tastes great.
  • GIANT-STEPS
    As a vegetarian I'm always way over the recommended fiber. I don't seek out fiber though I do try to eat whole grains for lots of reasons.

    I generally don't have the intestinal gas that SP warns about. Now if I eat a lot of beans, broccoli, or cabbage; well, you know how that goes.
  • They are absolutely not kidding when they mention the risk of abdominal upset. I've been trying to incorporate Kashi GoLean into my AMs for the fiber (8 g) and protein (9 g) and I basically can't be anywhere in public after noon without risking major embarrassment from gas. And beware: soy milk allegedly really exacerbates the problem with Kashi and Fiber One.
  • i never realized that fiber is good for weight loss...my dietician told me this the other day when I complained how I was just staying at the same weight with increased exercise...in three days im down 4.8 lbs. Amazing!
  • KATIESWATLAND
    honestly a generous salad at the beginning of every meal, really gets things moving for me. anyone else?
  • I like this article but the article never mentions anything about oatmeal. It's a good source of fiber and it's good for your cholesterol.
  • Great article! I track my fiber thru Sparkpeople and once you get in the swing of things it becomes pretty easy to reach 25-30 grams per day. Along with plenty of fruits, veggies, beans and nuts, I often eat the Arnold sandwich things (5 grams fiber), vitamuffin muffins (5 grams fiber and 50% iron) and the Fiber one muffin mixes. These muffins already have 5 grams of fiber and I add fresh blueberries to the blueberry muffins and walnuts to the apple cinnamon and banana ones to up the fiber count even more.
  • Fiber sounds wonderful, but my system hates fiber. i have an ostomy and fiber blocks it up. so i have to be very careful with fiber and make sure i eat other low fiber foods with higher fiber foods to avoid problems.
  • Legal Girl - you can find a whole BOOK on Fibre in Foods - I bought one in the second hand store!!
  • LEGALGIRL46
    Question-for the person who said they get their intake from beans and veggies-is there some kind of chart that tells you the number of grams in typical foods? Thanks.
  • LEGALGIRL46
    Question-for the person who said they get their intake from beans and veggies-is there some kind of chart that tells you the number of grams in typical foods? Thanks.
  • LEGALGIRL46
    Question-for the person who said they get their intake from beans and veggies-is there some kind of chart that tells you the number of grams in typical foods? Thanks.
  • LEGALGIRL46
    Question-for the person who said they get their intake from beans and veggies-is there some kind of chart that tells you the number of grams in typical foods? Thanks.

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