Studies have shown that foods high in fiber not only lower the risk of heart disease, cancer and high blood pressure, but high-fiber foods also keep you full longer and help you cut the number of calories you consume daily. Here are 10 figure-friendly high-fiber foods that are great for breakfast or snacks and are easy to grab and go.
- Popcorn: 3.5 grams of fiber per 3 cups
Pop some kernels in a pot with no butter, throw some pepper or hot sauce on it and you’ve got a savory snack.
- Pears: 6 grams of fiber in 1 medium pear
Juicy and sweet, pears have some of the highest fiber content of any fruit.
- Spelt bread: 2 grams of fiber per slice
Spread a little almond butter on spelt bread for a quick, filling snack.
- Apples: 5 grams of fiber per 1 medium apple
Apples are a storehouse of vitamins, minerals and fiber.
- Black beans: 5 grams of fiber per 1/3 cooked cup
You can make a host of delicious dishes with this super food.
- Raspberries: 8 grams of fiber per 1 cup
Raspberries are rich in fiber as well as nutrients that play an important role in heart health and lowering the risk of heart disease, obesity and age-related health declination.
- Barley: 3 grams of fiber per 1/2 cup
High in healthy fiber, barley is also a high-protein grain boasting numerous health benefits.
- Split peas: 5.4 grams of fiber per 1/3 cooked cup
Split peas are low in fat and high in fiber and protein. Plus, they have the added advantage of cooking quickly without the need for soaking.
- Broccoli: 5.1 grams of fiber per 1 boiled cup
Not only high in fiber, broccoli is also high in calcium, making it a great food for people who do not consume dairy products.
- Lentils: 5 grams of fiber per 1/3 cooked cup
Brimming with soluble fiber and low in fat, lentils can help lower blood pressure; it is also relatively quick and easy to prepare.
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