HIGH-FIBRE FOODS

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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.

*Always read the label, use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.


** Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fibre from psyllium husk, as in Meta products, may lower cholesterol levels. Reductions in cholesterol levels may contribute to reducing the risk of heart disease. Consult a doctor if you are planning to take Meta products as part of a cholesterol lowering program.


^ Whorwell Clinical Trial, UK 2006. Am J Gastroenterol. 2006 Jul;101(7):1581-90