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Delicious Ways to Boost Fiber Intake

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

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  • 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
  • KNOCKOUTMOUSE
    Adding flaxseed meal to a fruit smoothy boosts both the fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. - 4/24/2008 8:31:24 PM
  • I want to thank you so much for this very informative article on fiber. It could not of come at a better time for me. I was doing so well eating foods rich in fiber and had just gotten down looking for the appropriate breads. I found out I had celiac disease which went undetected for 2 years, while I was eating high fiber wheat breads,UGGHH!! I suffered severe consequences!!

    This article has been a Godsend!! nancylee46
    - 4/17/2008 6:01:52 AM
  • I think my nutritional requirements don't allow me that much fiber. When I get above 15 g per day, I have terrible side effects. - 3/20/2008 4:43:03 PM
  • It's not tasty but it does the trick....I eat two tablespoons of wheat bran (tastes a little like sawdust) and swallow it down with water before breakfast every morning. If you decide to do this you might want to start out with a couple teaspoons till your body gets used to it (and be sure to drink lots and lots of water all day) to prevent bloating and gas. My ex was from England and he said his grandmother did this every day.

    I appreciated the comment from CoachNicole saying that we could track our fiber intake on the nutrition tracker by simply clicking on "Add Another Nutrient to Track". I'm going to do that now. - 3/19/2008 9:12:24 AM
  • DEBUCK22
    This is a great article! I track both iron and fiber because I'm often anemic and have to take additional iron supplements. Due to that, I also tend to take fiber supplements. It's a great balancing act for me. I'm happy for the increasing fiber in your diet suggestions! Supplements can be annoying. - 3/14/2008 11:26:17 AM
  • GRANNIE6
    Sounds gross and sometimes looks that way, but I add uncooked oatmeal to my breakfast fruit smoothie. I also add berries so there's lots of 'substance' to my smoothies. - 3/11/2008 9:43:50 PM
  • This is a wonderful article and as a 36 year old that had to have 1/3 of her colon removed due to diverticular disease, I now know how important it is to get enough fiber in my diet. - 3/11/2008 2:46:09 PM
  • TNOTTINGHAM
    This is a good article. There is no excuse not to get enough fiber because it is easy to get your daily quota with today's products. Cereals are great and also there are lite breads with 90 calories for two slices and they have 6 gms! Happy eating! - 3/10/2008 11:51:36 AM
  • Im worried that people reading this article and watching calories will think you can eat all the fruits and vegetables you want. Fruit actually is not low in calories compared to vegetables. Most veggies might have 20 to 30 calories per serving, whereas fruit has around 100 calories per serving. - 3/10/2008 9:40:51 AM

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