Book Online
Book Online
  • (718) 507-8866Se Habla Español
  • 87-08 Justice Ave, Suite C6Queens, NY, 11373
  • Monday - Saturday9:00AM - 5:00PM
Book Online

HIGH FIBER


CONSTIPATION | CHOLESTEROL | WEIGHT | BLOOD GLUCOSE


Dietary fiber is a non-digestible carbohydrate found in foods. A diet high in fiber may help alleviate constipation and bowel irregularity, lower cholesterol or blood sugar, and assist with weight loss.

Fiber can help with weight loss:

Fiber can soak up water in the intestine, slowing the absorption of nutrients and increasing feelings of fullness which may prevent overeating.

Fiber can help reduce cholesterol:

Fiber nourishes healthy probiotic gut bacteria and removes cholesterol from the body.

Fiber can help reduce constipation:

Some fibers have a laxative effect, while others can increase constipation. Have a mix of both can help with having regular bowel movements.

Fiber can help reduce blood sugar spikes:

Foods that contain viscous fiber have a lower glycemic index and cause smaller spikes in blood sugar than foods that are low in fiber.

The amount of fiber you need depends on your age and gender:

GENDER 50 + YEARS LESS THAN 50 YEARS
MALE 30 30
FEMALE 21 25

Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

HERE ARE 10 HIGH-FIBER FOODS THAT ARE BOTH HEALTHY AND SATISFYING.

Pears: 5.5 grams in a medium-sized pear.

Strawberries: 3 grams in one cup.

Avocado: 10 grams in a cup.

Apples: 4.4 grams in a medium-sized apple.

Raspberries: 8 grams of fiber in one cup contains

Bananas: 3.1 grams in a medium-sized banana.

Carrots: (2.8%): 3.6 grams in one cup.

Beets: 3.8 grams per cup.

Broccoli: 2.4 grams per cup.

Artichoke: 10.3 grams in one artichoke.

Meet with our dietitian for additional information on how to add fiber to your diet.

Download/Print PDF

(718) 507-8866
Se habla español

87-08 Justice Ave, Suite C6
Queens, NY, 11373

Monday to Saturday
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Or make an appointment through Zocdoc

Please be aware that email is not a secure means of communication and spam filters may prevent your email from reaching the health professional. The health professional should respond to you by phone, although we recommend that you follow up with a phone call. If you prefer corresponding via phone, leave your contact number. If this is an emergency do not use this form. Call 911 or your nearest hospital.

Or make an appointment through Zocdoc

Please be aware that email is not a secure means of communication and spam filters may prevent your email from reaching the health professional. The health professional should respond to you by phone, although we recommend that you follow up with a phone call. If you prefer corresponding via phone, leave your contact number. If this is an emergency do not use this form. Call 911 or your nearest hospital.