25 High Fiber Foods That Don’t Taste Like Sawdust

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Everyone knows that fiber is super important. It feeds the gut friendly bacteria in our digestive system, lowers blood sugar levels, fights constipation, lowers the risk of developing colorectal cancer, and encourages weight loss.

Numerous studies show that people who consume the most fiber tend to be the healthiest people. They have lower risks of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and live longer.

The recommended amount of fiber intake is 38 grams each day for men and 25 grams for women. Most people eat only about half that amount each day. Why? Probably because most people associate high fiber foods with low taste.

It doesn’t have to be that way, however. You can get all the fiber your body needs, the healthy benefits you want, and all the flavor you crave.

Keep reading, we have 25 of the tastiest, high fiber foods to be found on the planet and not one of them includes sawdust!


1. Blackberries

Blackberries can be very tart, but when mixed into something like yogurt, they become a sweet treat. With about 7.6 grams of fiber per cup, you can’t go wrong with these sweet but sour berries.


2. Pears

No matter which type of pear you prefer, they are tasty, nutritious, and a great source of fiber. One medium sized pear has about 5.5 grams of fiber.


3. Peas

Peas are another great source of fiber with about 8.8 grams of fiber in one cooked cup. Add them to soups, stews, green smoothies, salads, or eat them just the way they are!


4. Strawberries

Many people think of strawberries as Mother Nature’s candy. They taste so good and are among some of the most nutrient dense foods around. They are also rich in fiber, with 3 grams in one cup of these little red jewels.


5. Lima Beans

Although lima beans are not everyone’s favorite, they add an interesting taste to many dishes. Sneak them in any way you can because these have an unbelievable 13.2 grams of fiber per cup of cooked lima beans.

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