What Foods Are High in Fiber?
Best and Worst Ways to Get Your Fiber
Adding a little roughage into your diet can help you lose weight—as long as your fiber source doesn’t sneak in sugar and salt
As far as nutrients go, fiber has something of a rock star status. “It’s a miracle carb,” says Tanya Zuckerbrot, RD, author of The F-Factor Diet. “Fiber acts like a sponge in your digestive tract, absorbing other molecules like carbs, fats, and sugars—along with all their calories—and preventing them from settling on your hips.” However, just because a food boasts fiber, doesn’t automatically qualify it as a superfood. (Search: What is a superfood?) Some sources pack secrets amounts of sugar—or include hardly any roughage at all. To help power your plate right, we’ve rounded up the best and worst ways to meet your daily dose.*
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*25 grams per day for women; 38 grams for men