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Easy Ways to Get Fiber

Easy Ways to Get 5 Grams of Fiber

Are you getting enough fiber each day? The recommended daily quota of fiber for women is 25 to 30 grams, not only to keep the body regular, but also to help lower cholesterol and to prevent heart disease and certain cancers. If you're having a hard time eating enough fiber — or you have no idea how much you're getting — include one of these fiber-filled foods in your diet for an extra five grams each day.

  • One cup fresh raspberries: 8 grams
  • Half of an avocado: 6.7 grams
  • One Ginger Snap Larabar: 6 grams
  • One large sweet potato: 5.9 grams
  • Nine broccoli florets: 5.5 grams
  • Medium apple with the skin (4.4 grams) with one tablespoon all-natural peanut butter (1 gram): 5.4 grams
  • Medium pear with the skin: 5.1 grams
  • One cup of Barbara's Bakery Shredded Oats: 5 grams
  • 15 almonds (2.1 grams) with two medium figs (2.9 grams): 5 grams
  • Two tablespoons of flaxseeds sprinkled on your cereal or salad: 5 grams
  • 1/4 cup dried blueberries: 5 grams
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