All this talk about fiber. We all know we should be getting enough - at least 25 grams of fiber each day.
Getting this much will help lower your risk of heart disease, as well as some types of cancer and type 2 diabetes.
Did you also know that eating a little bit more - 30 grams of fiber a day - can reduce your risk of getting breast cancer by 50%!
Your mom was right - vegetables are so good for you. Eating fresh and cooked vegetables are a great way to get your fill of fiber, but just how much fiber do your veggies have?
To find out, I made this handy dandy chart. Want to see it? Then read more
|Food||Serving Size||Fiber in Grams|
|Cooked Beets||1/2 cup||2.5|
|Carrots||1 medium raw||1.7|
|Red Bell Peppers||1/2 cup chopped||1.5|
|Green Bell Peppers||1/2 cup chopped||1.3|
|Yellow Bell Peppers||1/2 cup chopped||.7|
|Avocado||1/4 cup diced||1.7|
|Onion||1 tbsp raw||.2|
|Asparagus||1/2 cup cooked||1.7|
|Artichokes||4-5 small hearts||4.5|
|Baked potato||1 small||4.2|
|Baked Sweet Potato||1 small||4|
|Steamed Broccoli||1/2 cup||2.6|
|Brussel Sprouts||3/4 cup cooked||3|
|Cauliflower||3 florets raw||1.2|
|Celery||1/4 cup raw||2|
|Corn||1 medium ear or 1/2 cup||5|
|Steamed Kale||1/2 cup chopped||1.3|
|Green Peas||1/2 cup||4.4|
|Baked Acorn Squash||1/2 cup cubed||4.5|
|Yellow Summer Squash||1/2 cup||2|