Good morning - I always check fiber content, and since I "cook from scratch", add as much fiber as I think the recipe can manage. Thus said, I'm still having a difficult time trying to up my daily fiber.....everything I read says fresh fruit & veg., but gee, a whole apple only has about 2.7 (1.0 insouble), Broccoli around 3 for a whole cup! The best deal I've found is a cup of old fashion, cooked oatmeal with 4 gms.....my simple question is this - do all of you get the recommended 20 gms or more a day (by actual count) and if so, HOW??? TIA for your comments. Cheers, Bayne
It seems like a lot of effort to me, and the different size, portions, etc. make it difficult to be accurate. I just eat everything (fruits and veggies) in its most natural state, unprocessed, and don't worry about it!! I already eliminated sugar, dairy, wheat, hydrogenated fat and meat from my diet so the natural fiber is there in the fruits & veggies.
Yep, I'm for unprocessed, near to natural as possible. I've also cut out the sugar, dairy, fats, (not quite all the meat, yet) so I'm left with mostly fruits & veggies. I had assumed I was getting plenty of fiber until I decided to keep track for a couple of days....boy was I wrong. The grams just don't add up, hence the query. Thanks, Bayne
I have been working at increasing the amount of fiber I consume since I had some digestive disorders last year, and I know what you mean - it's not so simple to consume 20 grams a day consistently.
I have vegetables at just about every meal - and eat a minimum of 4 cups a day. Some of my fiber comes from fruits (thank goodness berry season is starting - they are relatively high in fiber). And some from legumes or grains (but I find with myself there are limits to how much of them I can eat). Even at that, usually I work in a tablespoon of bran into something I'm eating once a day.
Keeping up 4 cups of veggies a day is nearly impossible when you travel (which I don't have to do too often), but when I do and take fiber supplements, it just isn't the same as getting it from your food.