January 28, 2015

How about 10 delicious high fiber foods to eat in 2015? Care2, an online community with 26 million members, recently posted its suggestions for adding fiber to your diet. They wrote that fiber is an essential nutrient that serves a vital role in healthy digestion as a high fiber diet can help lower LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of stroke, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Care2 promotes food sources for dietary fiber. And while a high fiber diet is important, a rich source of soluble fiber is Sunfiber. Sunfiber promotes intestinal and colon health, aids in the transit of food through the intestines, and assists weight control by providing a satiety effect. Sunfiber promotes the absorption of essential minerals and helps the body combat increased blood glucose levels by controlling the glycemic index of foods.

Here are those 10 delicious high fiber foods:

Green Split Peas: 16.3 grams/cup cooked.
Lentils: 15.6 grams/cup.
Black Beans: 15 grams/cup.
Artichokes: 10.3 grams/per medium artichoke.
Peas: 8.8 grams/cup.
Blackberries or Raspberries: 8 grams/cup.
Avocados: 6.7 grams/half medium avocado.
Chia Seeds: 5.5 grams/tbsp.
Quinoa: 5 grams/cup.
Flax Seeds: 2 tbsp. of ground seed.

Meet the Experts

  • Derek Timm, PhD, RDN

    Derek Timm, PhD, RDN is more than your typical nutrition expert. In addition to being a registered dietitian nutritionist, Timm has earned a PhD in nutrition science. He is also a Monash University FODMAP-trained dietitian with expertise in how a high FODMAP diet impacts the symptoms of IBS.


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