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Fiber helps your digestion and helps you feel full.

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"How can I get more fiber into my diet?"

  • We get fiber from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans. Try to eat foods with lots of fiber at every meal to help you feel full.
  • A diet high in fiber has been shown to lower the risk of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.
  • Fiber helps keep you regular.
  • Look for "whole wheat" as the first ingredient of a loaf of bread.
  • Eat more fiber by making a few easy swaps:
    • whole grain pasta instead of white pasta
    • brown rice instead of white rice
    • beans instead of meat (even just a few times a week)
    • oatmeal or whole grain cereal instead of bagels or baked goods
    • snack on nuts or use them as salad toppers instead of croutons
Try This

Beans are full of fiber. Try one of the recipes with beans listed below this week.

Foods to Keep You Fuller

A dietitian introduces foods that add fiber to our diet.

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