Fiber is important for digestive health and comfort. It also helps you stay fuller, longer and helps to slow down the digestion of sugars, good and bad. Here are a few various foods with their portion size and fiber content.
- Raspberries, 1 cup: 8 grams total fiber
- Banana, 1 medium: 3 grams total fiber
- Pear, 1 medium: 5 grams total fiber
- Barley, 1 cup (cooked): 6 grams total fiber
- Split peas, 1 cup (boiled): 16 grams total fiber
- Almonds, 23: 3 grams total fiber
- Brussels sprouts, 1 cup: 4 grams total fiber
- Broccoli, 1 cup: 5 grams total fiber
To track your daily fiber intake you might consider using an online journaling tool such as My Fitness Pal or My Net Diary. These online food journaling websites (and phone apps), can be pretty useful when tracking a specific nutrient intake. Best of all, they offer free versions of their apps or websites!
Most women should strive to meet close to 25 grams per day of total fiber and most men should meet close to 38 grams of total fiber per day. On a reduced calorie weight loss program, these goals may vary. Ask to review your fiber needs with our nutritionist the next time you're in for a visit! Call 303-458-1551 to schedule today.