Fiber provides numerous benefits, such as promoting weight loss, supporting gut health, reducing blood pressure, and stabilizing blood sugar levels.
One of the sweetest ways to consume fiber is by eating fruits. Here are 6 fruits abounding in fiber:
Avocados are different in comparison to most fruits. Most fruits contain high levels of carbs. Avocados, on the other hand, are rich in healthy fats. They are also rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, potassium and B vitamins.
There are two types of fiber--soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber feeds the good bacteria in the gut, which are essential for overall health.
Interestingly, 25% of avocados’ fiber content is soluble.
10 grams per cup (6.7%/100 grams)
Raspberries don’t just have a strong flavor. They contain tons of nutrients too. Aside from being rich in fiber, raspberries are rich with manganese and vitamin C.
8 grams per cup (6.5%/100 grams)
Another great source of fiber is pear. Do not forget to eat the skin because it contains most of the fiber content. Plus, it gives added texture and flavor!
One medium-sized pear contains 5.5 grams (or 3.1%/ 100 grams)
Bananas are filled with nutrients, such as potassium, vitamins B6, and vitamin C. Interestingly, unripe bananas consist of resistant starch, an indigestible carbs that acts similarly as fiber.
One medium-sized banana contains 3.1 grams (2.6%/100 grams)
The saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is true. Apples are one of the most loved fruits of all time not just because they are tasty, but because they are extremely healthy. Thanks to its fiber content!
One medium-sized apple contains 4.4 grams (2.4%/ 100 grams)
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Who doesn’t love strawberries? Their deep red color and rich flavor are hard to resist. They are perfect to eat any time of the day!
It is fascinating that they are considered as one of the most nutritious fruits—packed with fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants.
3 grams per cup (2%/100 grams)
The recommended daily fiber intake is around 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men. Take note that this goal must be from food sources, not supplements. The problem is that people all over the world find it hard to reach these amounts.
Thankfully, there are so many fruits that we can munch on throughout the day to provide the right amounts of fiber our bodies need. Aside from the ones listed here, other fruits loaded with fiber are kiwis, blackberries, blueberries, and oranges.