Question by  philiwa (26)

How can you tell which foods are high in fiber?

I need to increase the fiber in my diet.


Answer by  SallyJ64 (3121)

Some foods are naturally high in fiber and others have fiber added to them. Most fruits and vegetables are naturally high in fiber. Bran cereals, as well as the line of Fiber One and Kashi cereals often have a lot of fiber. If you still aren't getting enough, consider a fiber supplement like citicel or metamusel.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

One way to tell is if the food looks 'rough' in texture, it is probably high in fiber. Foods such as oatmeal, and fruits and vegetables are high in fiber.


Answer by  jnkrgl07 (41)

Fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds are good sources of fiber. Cereals which are to prossecced have less fiber. Look at food labels, try to eat 6g of fiber per 100g.


Answer by  roncitrus (88)

Go for anything that has "whole" in the name, for example wholewheat pasta, wholegrain cereal, wholemeal bread. The body doesn't absorb fibre.


Answer by  Rita17 (119)

Most products labelled whole grain are usually high in fiber and most fruits and vegetables also contain fiber. For packaged products look for the Nutritional Information on the package.


Answer by  MelindaS (1694)

Fiber is listed in the nutritional information under carbohydrates. Also, many fresh fruits and vegetables are naturally high in fiber if you eat the peel.


Answer by  diva25 (4016)

Vegetables have a lot of fiber in them. The greener they are the more they have in them. Also whole grains have a lot in them, too.

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