Staying at home everyday means less overall movement and can lead to uncomfortable digestive issues.
It’s not fun to talk about it, but we all move a little less as we take shelter in place. Along with staying hydrated, what you eat can make a difference. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber per day to keep your digestive system happy.
Here are eight high-fiber foods that can help if you’re not regular enough right now.
There may be some truth in the old saying about an apple a day! An average apple contains about 4.4 grams of fiber; just make sure you eat them unpeeled.
Lentils and split peas
With 15.6 grams of fiber per cup of cooked lentils, they’re a great addition to a healthy diet. The next time you make split pea soup, you’ll be consuming more than 16 grams of fiber per cup of cooked peas. Goal!
Instead of white rice, try using quinoa as a starch with your next stir-fry. One cup of cooked quinoa contains 5.2 grams of fiber and has the same quality of chewy, filling filling as a side dish of rice.
One cup of raspberries has 8 grams of fiber, so try to squeeze them out whenever you can. Try tossing frozen berries into a blender with a ripe banana for a delicious and easy smoothie.
Popcorn and almonds
Lucky for us, two of the best crispy snacks are also good sources of fiber. One cup of popcorn has 1.2 grams of fiber, and just one gram of almonds has 3.4 grams.
One cup of raw oats has 16.5 grams of fiber, so try having it for breakfast with a little brown sugar and cinnamon. You can also make oatmeal cookies and insert the fiber this way.
If you find yourself in a bit of a bind, try one of these high fiber foods. This might just be what you need to make a difference!
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What do you prefer to get your daily fiber intake? Let us know in the comments!