Scroll through the slideshow above to see the list of high-fiber foods.
Gone are the days when you ate whole-wheat spaghetti and bran muffins to get more fiber. The foods that most often advertise fiber, such as breakfast cereals, pastas and breads, are not actually the best bet for satisfying your 21-25 grams of fiber (for women) or 30-38 grams (for men) per day quota. These packaged, often processed foods have shameful amounts of sugar, empty carbs and calories. They’re also incredibly acidic and can make you feel bloated, sluggish and inflamed.
I’ve compiled a complete list of high-fiber foods that are actually healthy, so you don’t have to go on a grain binge for any reason other than pure pleasure. Scroll through the slideshow above to see the list.
The best way to get more fiber is with an alkaline smoothie or salad. Try adding the recipe below to your morning routine!
Breakfast Smoothie with Oats, Serves 1
- ¾ cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
- ¼ cup coconut water
- 1 handful spinach
- ¼ cup gluten-free oats
- 1 banana, frozen
- 1 tbsp. raw almond butter
- 1 date
- 1 tbsp. hemp seeds
- Blend until smooth, adding more coconut milk or coconut water for thinner consistency.