050613 How to get more fiber without resorting to eating stuff that tastes like cardboard

How to get more fiber without resorting to eating stuff that tastes like cardboard

Since we know that fiber is good for us it is now a matter of finding something we like to eat to get it. Most of us do not get the recommended twenty grams of fiber per day because we are not aware that it is necessary or we don’t like the foods that contain ample amounts of this healthy substance in our diet. After all, who wants to eat awful tasting stuff every day? The good news is you can actually get the fiber in your diet without eating tasteless stuff.

For instance, an avocado has 12 grams of fiber and with the good fat to go along with a great taste too. This is 33% more fiber than found in a cup of shredded wheat. However, avocados aren’t the only good tasting high fiber foods available. Others include apples at 3 grams each, blackberries, and raspberries with 8 grams and mangoes with 4 grams.

If you want to branch out then pick up some artichokes and or acorn squash with 6 grams per serving, black beans at 8 grams, or sweet potatoes with 5 grams of great taste.

Author: Explosivelyfit Strength Training, LLC

Danny M. O’Dell, M. A., CSCS*D is the co-owner of The Explosivelyfit Strength Training Gym, located in Nine Mile Falls, WA. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has a Master's Degree in Human Services and is a strength and conditioning coach in a local School District along with being a regular contributor to the Washington State Coaches Association magazine.