How to Increase Your Fiber Intake

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nuts are high in fiber TOP-TEN-FIBER FOODS=
1) Hazel Nuts

2) Almonds

3) Mung Green Beans

4) Sunflower Seeds

5) Avocados

6) Baked Beans

7) Durian (fruit)

8) Guava

9) Green Peas

10) Sweet Potatoes

*Increase Your Fiber Intake:

Dietary fiber is the term used for several materials that make up the parts of plants that your body cannot digest. Fiber is classified as soluble or insoluble. The AHA eating plan suggests that you eat foods high in both types of fiber. Fruits, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans and legumes are all good sources of dietary fiber.

Eat whole grains instead of white rice, grits, mashed potatoes and other refined starches. Buy baked goods and crackers where the first ingredient on the label is a whole grain. Add bran, whole grains, nuts to casseroles, soups, ice cream, yogurt. Coat vegetables, meats, baked products with them. Snack on whole grain cereals, popcorn, crackers. Use dried, cooked peas or beans in place of all or part of meat in casseroles, salads, soups and meals.

Eat a fresh fruit or vegetable salad at least 2 to 3 times a week. Eat vegetables and fruits with skins on when possible. Choose fruit for dessert. Eat baked potatoes (with skin) in place of mashed potatoes. Eat fresh fruit and vegetables in place of juice. Drink plenty of water. Choose snacks of dried or fresh fruits, berries, fresh vegetables. Steam vegetables until crisp and tender.

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