It’s commonly known that fiber is good for you. It helps you feel full and provides bulk that keeps food moving along your digestive tract. If you’re like many other people, you may struggle to get enough fiber in your diet. The good news is that there are some high-fiber dishes out there that can be great inclusions to your diet.
Did you know that soups can be high in fiber? It all depends on the soup, of course. Some soups have a much higher fiber content than others. If you’re looking for a high-fiber soup, choose ones that have plenty of vegetables, beans, lentils, and grains. These are all common soup ingredients, and they all have fiber. This is an easy, tasty way to work more fiber into your diet. And if you don’t particularly like these ingredients, you can always puree them into a broth. You won’t even know they are there. With how delicious different soups can be, you’re sure to be back for more.
Salads are an easy go-to dish when you’re looking for something with a lot of fiber. The majority of the ingredients in your basic salad are packed with fiber: the lettuce base, continuing with the addition of other vegetables and perhaps some fruits, and finishing up with nuts and seeds that make excellent garnishes. Some salads are made almost exclusively from fiber-rich ingredients. Mix and match your salad ingredients to consume a wealth of vitamins and minerals while enjoying a delightful mix of flavors and textures in every bite.
Whole Grain Sandwiches
Grains all contain some amount of fiber. The more refined the grain, the less fiber it retains, which is why there is often an emphasis on whole grains as opposed to refined grains. Sandwiches made on whole-grain bread can be a great, tasty way to incorporate more fiber into your diet. If there are any vegetables on the sandwich, such as romaine, spinach, microgreens, tomato, cucumber, or peppers, that adds to the sandwich’s fiber content.
If you’re looking for ways to get more fiber in your diet, high-fiber dishes like soups, salads, and whole-grain sandwiches are great options. Choose fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds for snacks to get even more fiber. Just make sure you increase your fiber intake gradually. Doing too much too fast tends to lead to bloating and discomfort, which isn’t something anyone wants to deal with.
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