High Fibre Foods

There are many foods that are naturally high in fiber and incorporating these into your diet is a good idea. A product or a food item can be labeled “High Fiber” when it contains more than 5g of fiber per serving. Benefits of High Fiber foods include the prevention of constipation, lowering cholesterol, weight loss management and many more.

Daily fibre intake goal:

Males 19-50 38 g per day
Males 50+ 30 g per day
Females 19-50 25 g per day
Females 50+ 21 g per day
Here is the list of high-fiber foods:

Grain Products:

Whole grains are rich in fiber. These should be consumed each day and include items such as whole grain breads and muffins, whole grain pasta and cereals. There are several delicious breakfast cereals that are high in fiber. Having a bowl each morning along with a slice of whole grain bread or a serving of whole grain pasta later in the day will greatly increase your daily fiber intake.

                                                               Serving size    Total fiber (grams)*

Spaghetti, whole-wheat, cooked 1 cup 6.2
Barley, pearled, cooked 1 cup 6.0
Bran flakes 3/4 cup 5.3
Oat bran muffin 1 medium 5.2
Popcorn, air-popped 3 cups 3.5
Brown rice, cooked 1 cup 3.5
Bread, rye 1 slice 1.9
Bread, whole-wheat
or multigrain 1 slice 1.9
Oatmeal, quick, regular
or instant, cooked 1 cup 4.0
Fruits:

Another group of foods that are good sources of fiber are fruits and vegetables. Not all fruits and vegetables are high in fiber though. Berries are an especially rich in fiber. This includes raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries. Pears and apples with their skins left on can also add to your daily fiber intake.

If you prefer to add dry fruits to your diet than you’ll want to look at items such as dried apricots and raisins. Sprinkling these in a salad or eating them as a snack is beneficial and contributes to how much fiber you are eating.

dried fruits such as apricots, dates, prunes and raisins
berries such as blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries
oranges, apple with skin, avocado, kiwi, mango and pear

                                   Serving size    Total fiber (grams)*

Raspberries 1 cup 8.0
Pear, with skin 1 medium 5.5
Apple, with skin 1 medium 4.4
Strawberries (halves) 1 1/4 cup 3.8
Banana 1 medium 3.1
Orange 1 medium 3.1
Figs, dried 2 medium 1.6
Raisins 2 tablespoons 1.0
Vegetables:

Vegetables can also be full of fiber. Many types of beans can add a substantial amount of fiber to your diet. Adding red kidney beans to chili or dried beans to a soup is a tasty method of getting your family to eat more fiber. Broccoli, green peas and spinach all contain fiber too. Eating one or two servings of these vegetables each day helps you ensure that you are getting the fiber that your body needs.

broccoli, spinach, swiss chard, green peas and other dark green leafy vegetables
dried peas and beans such as kidney beans, lima beans, black-eyed beans, chick peas and lentils

                                         Serving size    Total fiber (grams)*

Artichoke, cooked 1 medium 10.3
Peas, cooked 1 cup 8.8
Broccoli, boiled 1 cup 5.1
Turnip greens, boiled 1 cup 5.0
Sweet corn, cooked 1 cup 4.2
Brussels sprouts, cooked 1 cup 4.1
Potato, with skin, baked 1 medium 2.9
Tomato paste 1/4 cup 2.7
Carrot, raw 1 medium 1.7
Legumes, Nuts and Seeds:
Serving size Total fiber (grams)*
Split peas, cooked 1 cup 16.3
Lentils, cooked 1 cup 15.6
Black beans, cooked 1 cup 15.0
Lima beans, cooked 1 cup 13.2
Sunflower seed kernels 1/4 cup 3.9
Almonds 1 ounce (23 nuts) 3.5
Pistachio nuts 1 ounce (49 nuts) 2.9
Pecans 1 ounce (19 halves) 2.7
Baked beans, vegetarian,
canned, cooked 1 cup 10.4

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