I am a firm believer of what you put in your body, you get out of your body. Haha. That was a joke. I have been coming up with tons of good jokes lately. It’s true that nobody laughs at them, but trust me, they are wildly funny.
Anyway, if you are over the age of, I don’t know…11 or so, you have probably figured out that fiber is wonder stuff. It’s what makes the world go round. Without fiber, we would all be in big trouble. If you have no idea what I am talking about, you can read about the benefits of fiber here. Fiber and tons of veggies are a big part of a good diet.
I have been raving about Fiber One cereal for years. This cereal has 14g (57% of daily value) of fiber per serving. Do you know how difficult that is to match? When people tell me they take fiber pills, I laugh at them and turn my face away. I can’t stand to hear it. Why take pills that only have 2g of fiber in them? You would have to take over 10 pills to get what you need per day. That’s crazy and a waste of money. Eat a bowl of cereal and at least get a snack out of it.
I started poking around online today in a search for foods that are even higher in fiber than my old friend, Fiber One. I am happy to report that I found such a list. You can take a look at it here.
If you’ll notice, many foods on the list offer a few grams of fiber, but the big whoppers are beans. Beans baby beans!!! Some types of beans offer over 19g of fiber per cup. Can you believe it? Peas are really good too. They come in at 13.4g per cup. That’s awesome.
I have a word of warning. Eating a high fiber diet is not good for the social life. While it keeps many parts of your body in check and is great for dieting, it’s not going to win you any points in enclosed areas or large quiet classrooms full of students taking an exam. There is a certain risk to incorporating these types of foods into your everyday routine.
Even with these risks, I encourage all of my readers to eat tons of fiber. I think it will “enlighten” you. Ahhhh…another joke.