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Fiber is an important part in any diet and many products these days are touting the benefits. But real food is always the best place to get your nutrients and of course, fiber. Here are five fibrous foods that will fill you up without filling you out.

Having a diet rich in fiber will rid your body of toxins and promote a healthy bowel system. One place to find fiber is in apples - a medium sized apple has 4.4 grams of fiber. Try placing thinly sliced apple slices on your turkey sandwich or on your morning oatmeal. It’s a sure fire way to keep the doctor away and keep you regular.

5 Fiber Foods to Add Daily

  1. Raspberries: A cup of raspberries has 8 grams of fiber. It has the most fiber out of all the berries, including blueberries and strawberries. Try putting them in your next salad or as a dessert.
  2. Sweet Potatoes: A five inch long sweet potato has 3.9 grams of fiber as well as plenty of antioxidants.
  3. Garbanzo Beans: A cup of garbanzo beans has a whopping 35 grams of fiber. Try them smashed, sprinkled with corn oil and salt and pepper, for a snack or lunch option. On the go? Try roasted garbanzo beans.
  4. Whole Steel Cut Oats: A serving of whole steel cut oats has 4 grams of fiber and has no cholesterol or sodium.
  5. Apples:  An apple a day really does keep the doctor away.  Add apple slices to your turkey sandwich or to your oatmeal in the morning to blast four grams of fiber in each serving.

Your body needs an average of 25-35 grams of fiber each day. If weight loss is your goal, you’ll need at least 35 grams per day. Getting fiber into your diet has never been this easy.

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