Fiber Foods

By CoachMonicaDLG Latest Reply 2012-06-29 05:31:23 -0500
Started 2012-05-09 10:14:03 -0500

What is your favorite food(s) high in fiber?

61 replies

Type1Lou 2012-06-16 17:37:27 -0500 Report

I have an apple each day for lunch, cored and sliced and slathered with all natural peanut butter. Depending on the size of the apple, it runs between 37 and 43 grams of carb. It's sweet, crunchy and satisfying! YUMMMMM! OOOPS!…saw that I posted earlier!

nocshiftgrl 2012-05-17 15:03:43 -0500 Report

Kashi go lean cereal (not the crunch, it has more
sugar). Oroweat double fiber english muffins with some natural peanut butter on it. Trader joes store had tons of high fiber items. Spaghetti, penne pasta, etc.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-05-14 16:23:25 -0500 Report

Gotta say I am with NanaAnna on this one. I love granny smith apples that are tart with a little salt! Yummy!

Young1s 2012-05-15 01:13:00 -0500 Report

Okay, see…that's what's so great about this place…Never thought I'd ever hear of another person who even tried that. Salt on apples may seem strange to some, but it's delicious. Have had it on apples in the past and love them.

Type1Lou 2012-05-12 13:37:00 -0500 Report

Apples. (one medium sized apple has 4 to 5 grams of fiber if eaten with the peel, plus it's chock full of other great nutrients.) I have one each day for lunch, cut up in12 slices and slathered with 4 tbsps of all-natural (peanuts and salt only) Peanut Butter. Depending on the size of the apple, it averages 37 grams of carb. I avoid most breads and cereals as they are too high in carbs and cause my BG to spike.

MoeGig 2012-05-11 20:48:38 -0500 Report

CVS Orange flavored fiber powder…it really works, and then I don't have to worry about counting carbs in whole grains to get fiber. Let's you stay low carb and easier to control you BG. I use it to wash down all the morning pills…and it taste a little like OJ. Not bad. :>)

Pharmacist George
Pharmacist George 2012-05-09 23:23:46 -0500 Report

All of the following delicious choices have high amounts of fiber so take your pick: One tortilla from La Tortilla Factory has 12 grams of fiber and 100 calories, one Tortilla from Carb Balance by Mission includes 8 grams of fiber and 80 calories, one delicious breakfast bar by Fiber One and Fiber Plus has 9 grams of fiber and 140 calories, All-Bran Complete cereal by Kelloggs has 5 grams of fiber and 90 calories per serving, Fiber Plus Caramel Pecan Crunch cereal by Kellogs has 9 grams of fiber and 170 calories per serving, 1 slice of Double Fiber by Oroweat or Nature’s Own has 5 grams of fiber and 80 calories, 1 medium banana or apple has about 3 to 4 grams of fiber and about 80 calories, 1 large cracker from the WASA brand Whole Grain has 2 grams of fiber and 40 calories.

Here’s a bonus for you if you consume 35 grams of fiber you burn an additional 250 calories per day by just this one factor alone plus a whole list of health benefits such as sensitizing your body for insulin, making you feel full, reduces blood cholesterol and the list goes on. Hope this is helpful. Take care.

flipmom 2012-05-11 00:20:31 -0500 Report

flour tortilla or corn tortilla?

Pharmacist George
Pharmacist George 2012-05-11 09:53:59 -0500 Report

They use whole grain but tastes like flour tortilla with a variety of flavors and can be white in color just like flour tortilla and they can be looking whole grain brown depending on the product or brand. There are several other brands mushrooming in various regions of the country. So go to your local grocery and start discovering and reading Nutritional Labels. Your goal is to have a tortilla that includes 3 to 4 grams and up with a total of around 100 calories per tortilla. Also, make sure it is NOT made with LARD like most tortillas are. Hope that helps.

Caroltoo 2012-05-09 23:30:23 -0500 Report

George: what would you recommend that is high fiber that the gluten intolerant can eat. I use quinoa and psyllium husk, also some corn taco shells. Don't do to well with beans cause they raise my BG and keep a slow burn for way too long.

Pharmacist George
Pharmacist George 2012-05-11 11:03:49 -0500 Report

Hi Caroltoo,

Gluten is a protein found in wheat that some people can’t breakdown in their digestive system which causes severe abdominal distress and malnutrition, a condition named Celiac disease. Gluten is also found in kamut, spelt, barley, rye and malts so make sure you avoid those grains as well.

On the bright side, there is a whole lot more you can eat that’s high in fiber. Quinoa and Buckwheat are great sources of fiber which include about 5 grams of fiber per cup. But what’s even better is Amaranth which has more than triple the amount of fiber up to 18 grams of fiber per cup. Oatmeal is also gluten free, high in fiber and reduces your cholesterol.

Other gluten free grain products high in fiber are brown rice and corn. All veggies and fruits are gluten free and high in fiber. One cup of blackberries has about 8 grams of fiber and a ton of vitamins and antioxidants. All legumes such as peas, lentils, all the bean family are all excellent sources of fiber, loaded with a plethora of nutrients and rich in proteins as well.

Nuts and seeds such as almonds, walnuts and flaxseed are not only high in fiber and gluten but also are great sources of Omega-3which means they reduce your cholesterol as well. Nuts, pistachios, sunflower seeds and soy beans are all gluten free and rich in fiber and other nutrients. Here you go, choices are almost limitless. Enjoy!

Pharmacist George
Pharmacist George 2012-05-15 10:51:16 -0500 Report

Very affordable and prices are close to the usual ones. A bag of those tortilla brands I mentioned is about $2.99 or soEverything else is reasonable. Other packaged and processed unfavorable choices food costs more than any of these good for you choices.

Caroltoo 2012-05-11 14:26:35 -0500 Report

You seem to have hit most of my favorites. I avoid all wheat, rye, and barley because of gluten. I've also avoided oats because of cross contamination by other products milled with the same equipment. (It's not worth the belly ache to find out if it is really gluten free miliing.)

I use some wild, black, and mahogany rice; red and beige quinoa; lentils; peas and some beans; and limited non-gmo corn. I do notice a difference in my digestion when I'm not picky about the corn varieties. I have some environmental toxicities I've dealt with from childhood and adolescent exposure to pesticides, so may be more sensitized to this than many are.

Breakfast always includes 1/2-1 cup of fruit (blackberries & strawberries, usually), 1-2 eggs or other protein source, and a plate full of stir fried veggies (cauliflower, broccoli, mung beans, carrots, spinach, onions, and, sometimes, beet greens or kale) all topped with walnuts or slivered almonds.

Lunch is frequently guinoa based with veggies (tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, onion, garlic, ginger) and fresh seasonings from my herb garden.

Dinner tends to be simple. Sometimes leftovers from lunch, other times a hormone free piece of chicken, range fed beef or bison, or wild salmon with a tossed salad w/balsamic vinegar as the dressing.

Snacks: almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachios are among my favorites. Have found a few gluten free products I also add like snack crackers with mozzarella cheese.

I also take 6-9 psylluim husk tablets per day for roughly 1 gm of fiber per capsule.

As far as I have been able to determine, mine is an environmentally induced form of gluten sensitivity/intolerance and not Celieac disease. Since they are treated the same way, don't think it matters much, except to say there are ways to arrive at gluten intolerance that don't involve Celiac.

I'll look more into Amaranth. The last Amaranth cereal I looked at, included wheat and other non-gluten free additives, so I didn't purchase it. Never tried buckwheat .. may look into that one also.

Thanks for the information.

Sean-Michael 2012-05-09 19:53:28 -0500 Report

I LOVE black beans. I like putting them in all sorts of foods from cold salads to dips to brownies…yes brownies. (learned that trick from a diabetic friend, can't taste them in it)

Young1s 2012-05-09 19:20:17 -0500 Report

Shortysmalls just reminded me. When I add 2 tbsp of Orange flavored Benefiber to a liter of water, it comes to about 9g of fiber. Not necessarily a food but good to have when some extra fiber is needed in your diet

Young1s 2012-05-09 15:12:13 -0500 Report

The fiber select cereal I like to eat sometimes has 14g of fiber. But I don't eat it too often because it has 23g of total carbs. Which leaves me with no room to have anything else except my tea.

Gambling 2012-05-09 15:23:45 -0500 Report

have you looked at Kellogg's Special K Protein Plus cereal only 14g of carbs while 10g of protien

jigsaw 2012-05-09 18:05:27 -0500 Report

That is the only cereal that I eat! It does spike me a bit, but less than any other cereal that I have tried!

Gambling 2012-05-09 18:48:03 -0500 Report

I do the same even depending on my BG I will add in some sliced strawberries or some sliced bananas

jigsaw 2012-05-09 18:58:56 -0500 Report

Your in the honeymoon stages! I'm in my 18th year! Strawberries are ok, but bananas will send my bg rocketing!

jigsaw 2012-05-09 19:23:21 -0500 Report

Yep, fruit juice has the fiber removed so nothing to slow the absorbtion of carbs! Your lucky to have found DC ! No doubt it will speed your learning curve substantially.

Gambling 2012-05-09 19:45:08 -0500 Report

It has helped 2000% ,lots of reading and learning each and every day !
I found DC 2 days after being dianosed with type2 .I still have lots to learn but thru DCand all the great members i am on correct path

jigsaw 2012-05-10 05:33:34 -0500 Report

You're in good company, we all have lots to learn! That's the number 1 reason we're all here!!!

Young1s 2012-05-09 15:38:25 -0500 Report

I posted on your profile a little while back that I tried but no luck. The only Special K I found had strawberries, bluberries, etc…but no protein plus. I'll keep looking though.

That day, I found some Cracklin Bran. Hadn't had it in years. 35g total but I couldn't resist buying it for nostalgia sake. Had some the next morning and it was soo good, but my BG's rose nearly 100 points. No fooling. That was the only bowl I had. Luckily my family loved it too, so it didn't just sit on top of the fridge tempting me and was gone quickly. My son even said he remembered having some that last time I bought it when he was about 5 or 6…he's 17 now. Funny the things remembered.

Gambling 2012-05-09 16:08:26 -0500 Report

I missed it the post sorry,wow huge jump for that could it have been anything else? great memory on ur son also.My local supermarkets have it but CVS does not. Walmart has it local and online also .Hope you find it and try it along with Liking it ( most important)

Young1s 2012-05-09 16:54:32 -0500 Report

Yes, it could have been. I usually have some kind of protein with my breakfast, but that morning I didn't. Didn't even have my morning tea, which I always add a scoop of protein powder to.

Gambling 2012-05-09 16:58:57 -0500 Report

strange but shows how different "items" affect each of us differently also .Not to go off topic but how do you like the protien powder and what kind and all is it ?

Caroltoo 2012-05-09 17:41:48 -0500 Report

Mine is Whey Factors Natural French Vanilla. I use it as a sweetener for my morning coffee and get 15 grams of protein with each scoop. Helps stabilize my morning BGs.

shortysmalls 2012-05-09 19:09:21 -0500 Report

I use benefiver and put tblsp in my soymilk every day or every couple days leaves no taste but if want a flavor use vanilla soymilk. not too bad everybody have a great day

Gambling 2012-05-09 17:52:37 -0500 Report

Good idea .I used to like coffee alot but it needs a sweetner it and this sounds like a perfect fit

Caroltoo 2012-05-09 19:47:57 -0500 Report

However, being male, you might find a product less hormone reactive than soy milk. Almond milk might be a better choice.

Sean-Michael 2012-05-09 19:52:38 -0500 Report

I love almond milk! There are also other milk substitutes other than soy tho they are slipping my mind at the moment. Coconut water may be one of them but coconut milk tends to be high in fat.

Caroltoo 2012-05-10 13:14:17 -0500 Report

There are a couple of articles that recommend coconut oil for use with Alzheimer's and Diabetic folks. I use it for my hubby who has A's. I'm a little reluctant to use much myself because it is contraindicated for anyone with an active gallbladder issue. Mine's not active, but it's too recent for me to feel comfortable using much. I do prepare some dishes using it in place of olive oil because it stand up better to high heats.

Young1s 2012-05-09 17:17:31 -0500 Report

It's a vanilla whey protein powder. I use two brands, CareOne (think it's a store brand because I've only seen it in Stop N Shop) and EAS. I put different measurements in a number of things.

It started with my morning tea. When I add a full scoop to it, I don't even have to sweeten it. I soon found other uses for it like my in my fiber cereal, oatmeal, cream of wheat, miracle whip (to be spread on sandwiches and such), milk (as a shake), yogurt, pudding, cottage cheese, and so on. I even thought about sprinkling some over a slice of pizza one time but thought that would be a bit silly. lol But I'm still looking for other uses for it. I also have it in chocolate but have yet to use it.

Here's the discussion that got me interested in using it:

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