Fiber is vitally important for your health and daily comfort. You’d never know that by looking at American dietary habits, though! Our fiber consumption is at an all-time low, with less than 3% of us getting our recommended daily intake.1
Getting enough fiber is serious business: a diet high in fiber can help reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes.2-4 Fiber also helps you feel full and burn fat, not to mention manage your blood glucose levels.5-7 Getting adequate fiber is also crucial to keeping your cholesterol at healthy levels and digesting your food.8,9
There’s no question you need fiber – ideally about 50 grams per day. The real question is how do you get it without living on salads or endangering your health with gluten? Check out the 15 foods below, with plenty of heart-healthy, filling fiber.
Gluten-free foods high in fiber:*
•Split Peas (16.3 grams per cup)
•Lentils (15.6 grams per cup)
•Black Beans (15 grams per cup)
•Lima Beans (13.2 grams per cup)
•Artichokes (10.3 grams per cup)
•Raspberries (8 grams per cup)
•Blackberries (7.6 grams per cup)
•Avocados (6.7 grams per cup)
•Broccoli (5.1 grams per cup)
•Chia Seeds (5.5 grams per tablespoon)
•Cooked Quinoa (5.2 grams per cup)
•Brussel’s Sprouts (4.1 grams per cup)
•Oatmeal (4 grams per cup)
•Apples (2.6 grams per cup)
•Cauliflower (2.1 grams per cup)
The best way to get fiber is definitely by eating a diet rich in a variety of high-fiber foods. However, if you’re struggling to meet your daily quota, you can always stir a spoonful of Extra Fiber into your morning shake.
Either way, be sure you get enough of this important nutrient so you stay strong, healthy, and fit.
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*If you’re in Cycle 2 of the Sugar Impact Diet, avoid choosing fruit for your fiber.