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Find the Fiber!

The “whole grain package” is beneficial, but the FIBER found in the bran of the grain is exceptionally good for you.

What Exactly Is Fiber?

Fiber is a general term referring to complex carbohydrates that your body cannot digest or absorb. Fiber is a component of food that promotes good health in many ways, such as:

  • helping the body stay strong and healthy
  • protect against diseases
  • help lower your cholesterol level for a healthy heart
  • provide you with a lot of natural energy

There are two types of dietary fiber: Insoluble and Soluble

  • Soluble fiber plays a role in how full you feel
  • Insoluble fiber helps the digestive system in maintaining regularity

Foods High in Fiber

Type
of Food
Grams of Fiber
in a Serving
Examples
Fruits About 4 grams of fiber apples with skin, bananas, raisins, pears, oranges, blackberries, almonds, figs
Vegetables About 4 grams in 1/2 cup (COOKED!) broccoli, peas, carrots, corn, spinach, brussel sprouts, potatos with skin
Legumes (BEANS) About 4 grams in 1/2 cup pinto beans, kidney beans, baked beans, peanuts, lentils, chick peas, navy beans
Bread About 2 grams whole wheat, brown rice, spaghetti/macaroni, rye, pumpernickel, bran muffins
Cereal & Grains About 3 grams Raisin Bran, Shredded Wheat, LIFE, Instant Oatmeal, Nutri-Grain, Fiber One, 100% Bran
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SNEAKER What is Fiber?

How to figure out how much fiber YOU need in one day?


Add 5 to your age!


Your AGE ____ + 5 = ____ grams of fiber per day.

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