To get the fiber your body needs, eat a well-balanced diet that includes delicious high-fiber foods likes these:
Fiber-rich fruits include: bananas, oranges, apples, mangoes, strawberries, raspberries.
Generally, the darker the color, the higher the fiber content. Fill up your shopping cart with: carrots, beets, broccoli, collard greens, swiss chard, spinach, artichokes, potatoes (russet, red, and sweet).
BEANS & LEGUMES
Beans and legumes are flavorful, fiber-filled additions to salads, soups, and chilis. Navy, white, garbanzo, kidney, peas, or lentils are all healthy choices.
BREADS & GRAINS
- Whole grain breads: Select 7-grain, dark rye, cracked wheat, pumpernickel. Make sure “whole wheat” or another whole grain is listed as the first ingredient.
- Grains: Try bulgur wheat, brown rice, wild rice, and barley instead of white rice.
- Cereals: Look for those with 5 or more grams of fiber per serving.
Snack on almonds, pistachios, or pumpkin and sunflower seeds. But don’t go too nuts, as nuts can be high in calories.
**Survey of 291 adults who self-reported that they felt lighter, more energetic, more active, and more comfortable after completing the Metamucil Two Week Challenge.
†Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk, as in Metamucil, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. One serving of Metamucil has 2.4 grams of this soluble fiber. One serving of Metamucil capsules has at least 1.8 grams of this soluble fiber.
‡Among recommendations in a QuintilesIMS ProVoice survey 2017 (OTC therapeutic fiber category).
¥P&G calculation based in part on data reported by Nielsen through its ScanTrack Service for the Digestive Health category for the 52-week period ending 01/13/2018, for the total U.S. market, xAOC, according to the P&G custom product hierarchy. Copyright © 2018, The Nielsen Company.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease