Posted by: jbiggars63 | April 6, 2013

Question from a Reader About Fiber Sources!


Many fiber-rich foods are high in carbohydrates, which makes it challenging for those eating a low-carb diet to consume enough fiber. Older children and adults should consume between 20 to 35 grams of fiber daily. Adequate fiber intake maintains normal glucose levels, removes cholesterol from the blood and keeps the digestive tract clear.

Green Vegetables

Green vegetables contain an abundance of fiber and are low in carbohydrates. For example, artichokes have more than 14 grams of fiber and less than 20 grams of carbohydrates per 1-cup serving, which is approximately one-third of the daily requirements of fiber for men and women. Brussels sprouts, okra and cabbage contain approximately 4 grams of fiber and less than 10 grams of carbohydrates per cup. Eating green, non-starchy vegetables regularly provides you with an adequate amount of fiber while keeping your carbohydrate intake low.

Flaxseeds

One tablespoon of whole flaxseeds contains 3 grams of fiber, which is 11 percent of the daily recommended value of fiber for men and women. Ground flaxseeds contain 2 grams of fiber per tablespoon, which is 8 percent of the daily recommended value. Whole flaxseeds last longer than ground flaxseeds, but are difficult for your body to digest. Pre-ground flaxseeds are also high in fiber and easier for your body to assimilate. Purchase whole flaxseeds and store them in a cool, dry place. Grind them with a coffee grinder when you are ready to consume them. Sprinkle ground flaxseeds on salads or steamed vegetables, or add them to low-carb smoothies to increase your fiber intake.

Coconuts

One cup of shredded coconut meat contains over 14 grams of fiber, which is over half of the recommended daily value of fiber for men and women. It contains only 12 grams of carbohydrates per cup, making it a perfect addition to low-carb dishes. You can add coconut meat to sweet or savory dishes to increase your fiber intake. Use shredded coconut in low-carb baked goods, baked meats or blended drinks to enhance their flavor. Coconuts also contain an abundance of nutrients and are low in trans fats, which can support your heart’s health while you eat a low-carb diet.

Avocados

One serving of pureed avocados, or about 1 cup, supplies the body with over 40 percent of the daily recommended value of fiber. With only 13 grams of carbs per serving, avocados are definitely a fruit you can enjoy on a low-carbohydrate diet. Add 1 cup of avocados to smoothies to make them creamy, or include them in salads for an added, tasty treat. You can also blend avocados with coconut water and your favorite seasonings to create a delicious low-carb dressing to pour over salads or lean meats.

I, personally, love the Medi Protein bars but I do change up once in a while so I don’t get burned out on them. Another good choice for protein bars has a good amount of fiber in them.
They have anywhere between 20 to 25 carbs per bar but 16 to 19 are fiber! And they have a TON of flavours! Anyway, I hope this helps!! Have a great weekend!!

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Responses

  1. Ive lost 102 lbs.
    This is so helpful.
    Thanks 🙂


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