7 Fibrous Foods You Need to Be Eating Today ...

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If it’s one food type you need to start including in your diet, it’s fibrous foods.

Americans should consume between 25-50 grams of fiber a day, and yet so many people are skimping on this essential food.

Fiber helps you feel full, ameliorate digestion, and ultimately shed pounds.

It’s also been linked to lower cholesterol levels and a decreased risk of heart disease.

If you’re looking for something to help you lose weight and improve your health, fibrous foods are something worth incorporating into your diet.2

Check out these seven delicious fiber-rich foods you can easily eat to meet your daily fiber quota.

Some are classic starches;

others are foods you wouldn’t think of.

All are absolutely delicious!

1. Oatmeal

Oatmeal

Many people love to start their day with fibrous foods like oatmeal.

The whole grains and blood sugar-stabilizing fiber makes oatmeal a great choice for breakfast.

Because oatmeal keeps you nice and full, you’ll be quite focused and can tackle the day like no other.

For some people, oatmeal also makes a great snack in the late afternoon.2

Just make sure you’re making plain oatmeal and adding your own sweetener and/or fruit.

Pre-made Instant oatmeal varieties usually pack a ton of sugar that will lead to weight gain.2

If you’re worried you won’t have enough time in the mornings, try making a large batch of oatmeal over the weekend and storing it in the fridge.

Scoop out and reheat portions as needed throughout the week.

2. Black Rice

Black Rice

Surely you’ve heard of brown rice.

But have you heard of black rice?

With as many antioxidants as a cup of blueberries, black rice is all the rage right now in the food world.

It’s a fiber-rich choice instead of traditional white rice.

Feel free to substitute black rice for white rice in a variety of dishes.

Whether it’s a casserole, a curry, or a stir-fry, black rice is a high-fiber choice that is perfect for any savory lunch or dinner.

If you feel like getting creative, you can even use black rice as a hot breakfast cereal, adding sweeteners like agave nectar or all-natural maple syrup and fruit for a playful spin on a fibrous starch.

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