How to add fiber to your diet… it’s so important

I’ve had guests to my site ask me how to add fiber to your diet. I actually tried it with my own diet and after getting my lab results back I saw reduced levels. Fiber in your diet is important to lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, maintain bowel health, and can aid in healthy weight loss. You can also check out my article from April 22 called “10 foods you should eat everyday” to get a glimpse of the top 10. I’m going to suggest a select few of my favorites here below.

Eat Fruits and Veggies:

There are certain fruits and veggies that provide more fiber than others. Eating more fruits and veggies can also help reduce your risk of diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Some of my favorites are:

  • Avocado with 11 grams of fiber
  • Peas with 9 grams of fiber
  • Apple with skin 5 grams of fiber
  • Banana with 4 grams of fiber
  • Broccoli with 5 grams of fiber
  • Raspberries with 8 grams of fiber
  • Grapefruit with 6 grams of fiber

Eat Whole Grains:

This is not the best option due to having lots of carbs. I recommend adding these to your diet at a minimum.

  • Bran cereal with 20 grams of fiber
  • Oats with 12 grams of fiber
  • Brown rice with 8 grams of fiber

Take a Fiber Supplement:

I think its best to get your fiber intake from your foods that you eat each day. If this is really a challenge for you then I recommend a healthy supplement. I really like the Rainbow brand of vitamins and supplements.

Eat Beans and Legumes:

Beans and nuts are my favorite when increasing my fiber intake and I highly recommend a variety. Here are my favorite choices:

  • Almonds with 4 grams of fiber
  • Flax seeds with 7 grams of fiber
  • Chia seeds with 10 grams of fiber
  • Black beans with 15 grams of fiber
  • Kidney beans with 13 grams of fiber

Conclusion:

So you should have a good basic understanding of how to add fiber to your diet. In choosing a reference for learning more about how to improve your overall health, I suggest taking the Food Revolution masterclass here. And if you want the poster Top 10 Foods to Eat and Avoid for Longevity you can find it here.

15 Replies to “How to add fiber to your diet… it’s so important”

  1. Alyse, 

    I am very happy that I had the chance to read your article about how to add fiber to your diet. I feel like I have been very low on fiber lately. Your list of things that can add fiber to my diet are awesome. I had no idea avocados had so much fiber as well as something so simple as an apple. Now I feel like I can get a grip on whether or not I am getting enough fiber. Thank you. 

    1. @Russ… I’m so glad it helped you and thanks for reading my article how to add fiber to your diet.  I love avocados so much and its good to know they are healthy for us!!

  2. Our outer man is an expression of what we give  to our Innerman. This is really a great article on how to add fiber to your diet and  so it’s important self. The meals here are really cool. I guess I will give in to change or effect a change in my eating timetable. Thanks for this it’s really helpful

  3. Hi there! Thank you for the helpful and informative article on how to add fiber to our diets and the benefits it gives us.

    Wow! I wouldn’t have guessed that peas are a great source of fiber! I am happy to see some of my favorite fruits like bananas and broccoli on your list!

    What about strawberries and sweet corn? Are they a good source of fiber?

  4. Oh my gosh , I am so happy to have found your blogpost on how to get more fiber into my diet, because I have been struggling with this for years ! I am having plenty off vegetables for dinner, but the rest of the day it is hard for me somehow to eat more fiber, I seem to be to lazy or something to make a salad or so to add them in more. While I do now that it is so important for your overall health to do so! As I can’t seem to manage it, I think I am going to buy that fiber supplement that you mentioned, thanks for this !

  5. Hello,

    I enjoyed reading your article on how to add fiber to your diet.  I actually have a BA in Nutrition studies, and I always try to help people out on how to eat better to feel better, but usually it’s friends and family and the tend to just get mad at me.  

    You touched on some good fiber foods though overall.  I recommend apples to a lot of people when they claim they have constipation, especially in the morning.  Apples with some black coffee and usually that does the trick.  

    Overall, I think your website looks really good; I always enjoy reading about other peoples health views on food and I think you’re doing a good job with the ones I read.  

    Thanks for sharing!

    Katrina

    1. @Katrina thank you for stopping by and I agree with you about people getting mad.  Nutrition is so important and thats awesome that you have a BA in Nutrition Studies.

  6. Thank you so much for this very informative post on how  to add fibre to your diet” its is always said that you are what you take in i.e. what you eat, this this I a great knowledge for me I haven’t thought of the suggested ways you gave in your post above, I hope to give it a try real soon.

    thanks for sharing.

  7. Hello there! Thanks a lot or this article. It is a really great article on how to add fiber to our diets and also on the importance of fiber. If not or this article, I’d still not be aware that avocados contains fibers. I’m going to look more into my diet and definitely make sure I add fiber to it. Thanks for the tips…

  8. Hello dear, thanks for sharing these information with us, I was searching online when I saw your post, I believe these is exactly what my aunty needs shes been trying to get the basic on how to add fiber to your diet, I believe these article was very useful, I will surely do some recommendations, thanks for the info

  9. I am so glad to have stumbled on this article.

    I discovered that I needed fiber in my diet but don’t know to go about it. I don’t really know I could get diner supplements,never thought of it. I just learned that some fruits and vegetables contain fiber, I only thought they contain vitamins!

    I want to really say your article have been helpful, thanks.

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