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Ways to Add More Fiber to Your Diet

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Fiber fiber fiber! I feel like fiber doesn't get the same kind of attention protein does, but fiber does good things. And I had the chance to review some great fiber products, but more on that later. Well, fiber, keeps you regular (ahem, we all know what I mean) which is wonderful for the health of your bowels. And according to the Mayo Clinic, it can also lower cholesterol, help your blood sugar levels, and helps you maintain a healthy weight (because fiber is so much more filling!) (SOURCE)

Well, how do you GET fiber is the next question?

My first favorite that I tend to have a lot in my diet - BEANS. Beans are filled with fiber and I'm learning you can have all KINDS of beans to get fiber. Lima beans, lentils, black beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, and so much more.

Next fruits. Apples, right? That's the first thing that came to mind for me. But you can also get fiber from berries too. And bananas. And prunes.

And don't forget vegetables too. Apparently, according to Today's Dietitian, the greener the veggie, the more fiber! So, think about trying collard greens and spinach.

Another source of fiber that is excellent for you are nuts and seeds. This is the other source of fiber I eat. Things like almonds, pistachios, and cashews make for excellent snacks and excellent ways of getting fiber.

Then you have whole grains. I'm gluten intolerant so I need to be careful, but brown rice and wild rice is a great source of fiber. Oats (I always choose certified gluten-free rolled oats!) are another good source of fiber. And if you choose the right kind of pasta, this can also be a great source of fiber.

So my brother had the chance to try out this pasta called, "FiberPasta." This pasta offers 15 grams of fiber per 3.5 ounce serving. THAT ladies and gents, is some fiber. Sadly, this is not something I can enjoy, but my brother really enjoyed it. He had some pasta with this alfredo sauce (ironically, I accidentally bought some with wheat in it - a new thing I learned to look for wheat ingredients in) and he had it for dinner. He thought this was very filling and tasted hearty too.

One unique feature to this pasta is for those of you who are diabetic, this is diabetic friendly! Price wise, I think it's fairly a bit expensive. It's about $4.25 a box of pasta. But if you are seeking ways of getting fiber in your diet, I think it might be worth considering paying that higher price point.

Purchase some pasta for your next spaghetti dinner (and add fiber to your diet!) today.

For anyone out there like me, guess we will have to get our fiber elsewhere. BUT they do offer up some really fancy and tasty looking pasta sauces on their website. I haven't tried those, but I have my eye on them for sure.

Be sure to also look for this in a store near you! (Looks like it's mostly in California but I am hoping they will expand!).

Also follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

I received the above items in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Thanks for the tips-I've been told I need to work on this particular area :)


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