Does a List of Fiber Foods Exist?


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Lists of foods that are high in fiber can be found on the official websites of various health-oriented organizations such as the Mayo Clinic, Health Magazine and WebMD. The most useful lists break down the total fiber content in grams per serving.

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High-fiber foods help cut down cholesterol, and aid digestion. Doctors recommend at least 21 to 25 grams of fiber for women and 30 to 38 grams of fiber for men per day.

High amounts of fiber can be found in many common fruits and vegetables, breads, nuts and seeds, legumes and meats. Fruits with some of the highest fiber content include raspberries, pears, apples, bananas and oranges. Vegetables, such as artichokes, green peas, broccoli, turnip greens and Brussels sprouts, pack a high-fiber punch. Carb lovers can appreciate that a serving of whole-wheat spaghetti provides 6.3 grams of fiber. Some of the highest amounts of fiber per serving can be found in legumes, nuts and seeds—such as split peas, lentils, and black, lima and baked beans. Almonds and pecans offer fiber from about 2 to 4 grams per ounce. Canned foods, such as pumpkin and tomato paste, as well as wheat cereals and bran flakes, can be convenient sources of shelf-stable fiber.

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