Monday, December 14, 2009

Your Concise Reference for High Fiber Foods

High-fiber foods Looking to add more fiber to your diet? Fiber — along with adequate fluid intake — moves quickly and relatively easily through your digestive tract and helps it function properly. A high-fiber diet may also help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Here's a look at the fiber content of some common foods. Read nutrition labels to find out exactly how much fiber is in your favorite foods. Recommended fiber amounts for women is 21 to 25 grams a day and for men is 30 to 38 grams a day. Feel fr^ee to copy and print the list.

Fruits Serving size Total fiber (grams)* Raspberries 1 cup 8.0 Pear, with skin 1 medium 5.1 Apple, with skin 1 medium 4.4 Figs, dried 2 medium 3.7 Blueberries 1 cup 3.5 Strawberries 1 cup 3.3 Banana 1 medium 3.1 Orange 1 medium 3.1 Raisins 1.5-ounce box 1.6

Grains, Spaghetti, whole-wheat, cooked 1 cup 6.3 Barley, pearled, cooked 1 cup 6.0 Oat bran muffin 1 medium 5.2 Bran flakes 3/4 cup 5.1 Oatmeal, quick, regular or instant, cooked 1 cup 4.0 Popcorn, air-popped 3 cups 3.6 Brown rice, cooked 1 cup 3.5

Bread, rye 1 slice 1.9 Bread, whole-wheat or multi-grain 1 slice 1.9

Legumes, nuts & 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 Baked beans, vegetarian, canned, cooked 1 cup 10.4 Sunflower seeds, hulled 1/4 cup 3.6 Almonds 1 ounce (22 nuts) 3.3 Pistachio nuts 1 ounce (49 nuts) 2.9 Pecans 1 ounce (19 halves) 2.7

Vegetables 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 4.6 Brussels sprouts, cooked 1 cup 4.1 Potato, with skin, baked 1 medium 4.0 Tomato paste 1/4 cup 2.7 Carrot, raw 1 medium 1.7 *Fiber content can vary between brands.
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