We love a lower carbohydrate diet at Eleven Eleven Wellness Center – low carb equals low sugar and low sugar is very important for overall health. With some patients we even experiment with a completely grain free diet! One of the most often asked questions when we put someone on a grain free diet (after “What am I going to eat for breakfast?”) is “Where will my fiber come from? Should I take a supplement?”
Fiber is actually found in many plant foods, not just grains, and you can easily get enough through eating a variety of whole foods every day, even if you are on a lower carbohydrate plan. You will find fiber in fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and beans.
Foods with Fiber:
- Collard Greens
- Brussels sprouts
- Black beans
- Split peas
You can see from this list that it’s easy to eat foods every day that contribute to your fiber intake… and this list is just a small sample. Want all the details on foods with fiber? Check out The World’s Healthiest Foods.