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Delicious Ways to Boost Fiber Intake

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

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  • FREDAFREEL
    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
  • Great article! Answered a lot of the questions that I had about fiber. - 9/5/2008 5:45:09 PM
  • Great article. - 8/12/2008 11:51:36 AM
  • Great article! I posted a message on the boards asking the same question, and the answers I needed are all here!!! :) - 8/6/2008 12:03:01 AM
  • My rule for making sure I get my fiber in every day is to read labels and buy cereal, bread, crackers or other starches with more than 2 grams of fiber per 100 calories. It takes a little extra time, but it's amazing how many "empty" starches I was eating without realizing it! Pretty much, for snacking I stick to Triscuits (3gm/140cal) with hummus now. And when I get done eating ONE serving (6 crackers and 2T hummus) I can't believe I'm actually satisfied. I would have eaten half a bag of Cheetos to feel that full :-) - 6/14/2008 1:29:17 PM
  • VICKYVLP
    I have a extra long colon so I add 2 tablespoons of wheat bran, 2 tablespoons of Barleans forti-flax and 1 tablespoon of flax oil to my diet shakes. It makes me feel wonderful, it goes down with plenty of liquid, my skin is spectacular and it is helping me to lose weight. This combination also gives me all the omega 3, 6's and 9's I need. - 5/26/2008 11:35:02 PM

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