HIGH-FIBRE FOODS TO UP YOUR DAILY FIBRE INTAKE
To get the fibre your body needs, eat a well-balanced diet that includes good tasting high-fibre foods likes these:
FRUITS Fibre-rich fruits include: bananas, oranges, apples, mangoes, strawberries, raspberries.
VEGETABLES Generally, the darker the color, the higher the fibre content. Fill up your shopping cart with: carrots, beets, broccoli, collard greens, swiss chard, spinach, artichokes, potatoes (russet, red, and sweet).
BEANS & LEGUMES Beans and legumes are flavourful, fibre-filled additions to salads, soups, and chilis. Navy, white, garbanzo, kidney, peas, or lentils are all healthy choices
BREADS & GRAINS Whole grain breads: Select 7-grain, dark rye, cracked wheat, pumpernickel. Make sure “whole wheat” or another whole grain is listed as the first ingredient.
- Grains: Try bulgur wheat, brown rice, wild rice, and barley instead of white rice.
- Cereals: Look for those with 5 or more grams of fibre per serving.
NUTS Snack on almonds, pistachios, or pumpkin and sunflower seeds. But don’t go too nuts, as nuts can be high in calories.