25 Best Fiber Foods
Below are 25 diabetes superfoods — try to add five of them to your diet this week!
Note: With the exception of those foods listed "raw" below, all the foods on this list are measured cooked (boiled, without salt).
* Can be high in sodium; look for low-sodium versions.
All nutrition information in the Fiber Foods List is adapted or averaged from data on:
Amounts will vary among brands.
Reviewed by Susan Weiner, R.D., M.S., C.D.E., C.D.N. 4/11
Last Modified Date: June 17, 2013
from HangTight with MarC
if you’ve began your fitness journey already you’ve been preached to over and over to incorporate a high fiber diet into your lifestyle. While this eating style is said to be the best it can also lead to many problems over a long period of time. High fiber foods consist of a high residue diet. Residue refers to undigested foods, including fiber, that make up stool. If intestinal walls are inflamed or damaged, digestion and absorption of nutrients and water may be impaired, depending on the location of disease activity.
Be sure to increase the amount of fiber in your diet slowly so that your stomach can adjust to the change. Adding too much fiber too quickly may cause stomach upset and gas.
"while we like the items on the list above, we seriously question the "canned" part of the bean recommendation... do your own research regarding the lining of those cans and decide for yourself...
Fiber Can Protect You
BY JOEL FUHRMAN, M.D.
Fiber is a vital nutrient, essential to human health. Unfortunately, the American diet is dangerously deficient in fiber, a deficiency that leads to many health problems (for example, hemorrhoids, constipation, varicose veins, and diabetes) and is a major cause of cancer. As you can see, if you get fiber naturally in your diet from great-tasting food, you get much more than just constipation relief.