What Are High-Fiber Foods?

Learn about high-fiber foods from nutrition coach Lisa Neilsen in this Howcast video.

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So what are high fiber foods. Many Americans are not getting enough fiber in their diet and we see a lot of products marketed to us that have been processed. That don't provide us with 100% or 50% of our daily fiber requirements. My recommendation is to look for natural whole foods that are high in fiber. So what are the benefits of foods that are high in fiber. It normalizes bowel movements and lowers cholesterol, helps control your blood sugar level and aids in weight loss. So here are some suggestions for foods that are high in fiber that you can incorporate into your diet. Grains, whole grains and fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds. To make sure you're getting the most fiber from the fruits and vegetables you want to make sure to keep the skin on whenever possible. That's loaded with fiber and so it's really healthy for you, so keep the skin on when you can. As you can see there are a lot of healthy whole foods that can provide the fiber you need in your diet.

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