Surprising Sources of Fiber

Posted on March 20th, 2015 by Discount Debbie

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Could you use a thrifty and yummy health tip today? We all know that there are so many things we have to think about making sure we get. Vitamin C. Vitamin D3. Omega-3s. Minerals. Anti-oxidants. Protein. Water. Good fats. The list goes on and on. We know that. That’s why it’s so nice to find out that there are yummy sources of multiple elements of a healthy diet. If I can kill two birds with one stone (and have it be an enjoyable experience), then that’s what I want to do.

Dark Chocolate. We have already read about the anti-oxidants in dark chocolate. We also know that dark chocolate (at least 60% cocoa) contains mood boosting compounds. But, did you know that chocolate that is 70-85% cocoa is a great source of fiber? Yep. One gram of dark chocolate contains 3 grams of fiber. So, get your antioxidants, your fiber, and feel good about it all with a yummy treat.

Almonds. Almonds are a great source of vitamin E, B complex vitamins, minerals, such as potassium, calcium, iron, and zinc. But, they are also rich in fiber. Another surprise, right? One cup of almonds contains 4 grams of fiber. Just remember to keep it to about a cup, though, because those calories add up quickly with nuts!

Avocados. There’s a reason it’s called a superfood. In just one fifth of a medium sized avocado, you get about 20 minerals and vitamins. The fat in avocados is the “good fat,” which assists in weight loss by satisfying hunger and increasing metabolism. In addition to all the properties that contribute to its “superfood” status, avocado contains 7 grams of fiber in just one half of an avocado. How could you not include avocado in your next meal, whichever meal it may be!

What are your favorite “multipurpose” foods? 😉

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