Best Low-Carb and Grain-Free Sources of Fiber




Fiber is an essential part of a healthy diet for many reasons which include keeping your heart healthy, keeping you at a healthy weight, and even preventing cancer – fiber is pretty amazing. Unfortunately, most individuals do not get nearly enough fiber. Guidelines recommend at least 25 grams of fiber per day and most get less than half of this! One of the greatest reasons for this low intake of fiber is the prevalence of highly processed foods which are stripped of nutrients, including fiber. Grains and breads are also highly processed and are marketed as being healthy when in reality most contain very little fiber – yes this includes oatmeal and whole grain products. Grains are also high in carbohydrates and can also be very inflammatory for many individuals, which can leave you to question where to get your fiber from?

Below lists low-carb and grain-free sources of fiber:



1. Chia seeds

1 Tbsp has about 5 grams of fiber



2. Flax seeds

2 Tbsp has about 8 grams of fiber



3. Raspberries

1 cup has about 8 grams of fiber



4. Avocado

1/2 cup sliced avocado has about 5 grams of fiber



5. Almonds

1/4 cup has about 4 grams of fiber



6. Broccoli

1 cup has about 5 grams of fiber



7. Brussels sprouts

1 cup has about 4 grams of fiber



8. Coconut flour

2 Tbsp has about 8 grams of fiber



9. Cauliflower

1 cup has about 3 grams of fiber



10. Blackberries

1 cup has about 8 grams of fiber



11. Coconut, shredded and unsweetened

1/4 cup has about 3 grams of fiber

Go ahead and eat up these delicious and high fiber foods!



About the author: Sarah-Kate Rems is an Ivy-league trained Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner licensed in California with an expertise in preventative healthcare. She considers nutrition and exercise to be the basis of well-being and is a strong advocate for daily physical activity and maintaining a healthy diet. Sarah-Kate is also a co-founder of The Mindful Tech Lab

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