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5 Quick Fiber Fixes

5 Quick Fiber Fixes

Fiber bulks up your stomach contents and helps keep blood-sugar levels even by slowing glucose absorption. These high-fiber choices may surprise you.

1. Almonds are among the most fibrous nuts, totaling 3 grams per ounce (about 24 nuts). They are also excellent sources of vitamin E, magnesium, manganese, and calcium.

2. One medium artichoke offers 7 grams of fiber, comparable to a can of baked beans. This low-cal veggie (about 60 calories each) contains vitamin C, iron, calcium, and potassium.

3. One cup of cooked barley provides around 25 percent of the recommended daily intake (RDI) for fiber, plus selenium, tryptophan, copper, and manganese. Studies also indicate that barley’s high soluble-fiber content may substantially lower cholesterol levels.

4. Red, yellow, and black lentils boast nearly 63 percent of the RDI for fiber per cup. That same cup also includes more than 17 grams of protein, as well as iron, B vitamins, and folate.

5. A medium pear packs in 5 grams of fiber–the same as a bowl of bran flakes–and is a good source of vitamin C, copper, and vitamin K (all for just 120 calories).

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By Wendy McMillan, Delicious Living

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2:24AM PST on Jan 29, 2013

Thanks

12:41AM PST on Jan 27, 2013

Good post Mel

7:29PM PST on Jan 26, 2013

This is a good article for fiber. These are all tasty(always number one-whether or not anyone will admit it), great chew factor- mouth feel, and very healthful.

I am curious about barley though. It looks an awful lot like a wheat berry. But apparently its an unrelated cereal grain.

12:30PM PST on Jan 26, 2013

Bardzo lubię migdały, co do innych to ...nie do końca.

9:47AM PST on Jan 26, 2013

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8:53AM PST on Jan 26, 2013

Thanks for all the info. Megan's perfect snacks sounds oh so good that i'm gonna try 1 now!!!!

8:00AM PST on Jan 26, 2013

good to know

4:21AM PDT on Jul 2, 2012

good to know!

6:56PM PDT on Jun 15, 2010

Thanks.

12:47PM PDT on Jun 14, 2010

thanks for the article

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My husband died of lung cancer. He had quit in the early 90s BUT had driven city busses for 30 years…

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