March 26, 2008

Fiber Alert!

My largest worry about being an anti-glutite is my fiber intake. Anyone out there have a hard time finding a way to intake enough fiber? I found the following list of good anti-glutite food for us to consume...


Highest Fiber Vegetables


~1/2 cup hearts (3oz) = 4.5 g Fiber



~1 cup sliced (5.1oz) = 9.8 g Fiber



~1 cup (6.3oz) = 7.6g Fiber



~1/2 cup chopped (2.8oz) = 2.6 g Fiber


Brussels sprouts*

~1/2 cup (2.8oz) = 2 g Fiber



~1 cup chopped (3.1oz) = 2 g


Fiber Carrot

~1 cup chopped (4.5oz) = 3.6 g Fiber


Chick Peas/Garbanzo Beans

~1/4 cup (2.1oz) = 2.6 g Fiber



~1/2 sliced (3.8oz) = 2.5 g Fiber


Greens --

~Collards 2 cups (2.8oz) = 3 g Fiber

~Turnip greens* 1 cup chopped (5.1oz) = 5 g Fiber


Lima beans

~1/2 cup (4.2oz) = 5.8 g Fiber


Potato with skin baked

~1 medium (6.1oz) = 3.8 g Fiber


Pumpkin, canned

~1/2 cup (4.3oz) = 3.5 g Fiber


Peas Green

~1/2 cup (3oz) = 3.5 g Fiber


Peppers Bell

~1 cup chopped (5.3oz) = 2.5 g Fiber



~1 cup diced (4.3oz) = 2.2 g Fiber



~Raw 1 bunch (5.1oz) = 9.8 g Fiber

~Boiled 1/2 cup (3.2oz) = 2.2 g Fiber


Sweet Potatoes (boiled no skin)

~1 medium (5.3oz) = 3.8 g Fiber

* These high-fiber vegetables are also goitrogenic, meaning that they promote thyroid enlargement and can potentially cause or aggravate hypothyroidism. Typically, the risk is highest when these foods are consumed raw, regularly, and in substantial quantity. Cooking eliminates most goitrogenic properties.


Highest Fiber Fruits


~1 medium (4.9oz) = 3.3 g Fiber



~1 medium (4.2oz) = 3.1 g Fiber


Berries --

~Blueberies 1 cup (5.1oz) = 3.5 g Fiber

~Blackberries 1 cup (5.1oz) = 7.6 g Fiber

~Raspberries 1 cup (4.3oz) = 8 g Fiber



~1 cup, without pits (5.1oz) = 3 g Fiber


Dried Fruits --

~Figs 1 cup (5.3oz) = 14.6 g Fiber

~Apricots 1 cup, halves (4.6oz) = 9.5 g Fiber

~Dates 5-6 dates (1.4oz) = 3 g Fiber



~1 medium (4.9oz) = 3.3 g Fiber Kiwi (no skin)

~1 medium (2.7oz) = 2.3 g Fiber


Mango (no skin)

~1 fruit (7.3oz) = 3.7 g Fiber Orange

~1 small (3.4oz) = 2.3 g Fiber



~1 cup (4.9oz) = 2.5 g Fiber



~1 medium (5.9oz) = 5.1 g Fiber


Karen said...

This is great information! I just found a gluten free pasta that is high in fiber (for a gluten free pasta!). It's called Freesia. It has 5 grams of fiber in the Macaroni and the Spirals pasta. I also found an organic gluten free pasta by that I'm going to try tomorrow. It doesn't have as much fiber and is made with rice, potato and soy. It says it's "tastes like traditional pasta with no need to rinse!" We shall see. I'll keep you "posted!"

anna said...

I had the same problem when I was diagnosed, after 3 years I discovered the wonders of coconut thanks to a new doctor at our surgery. It's 60% fibre and has really helped me along with my diet :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this list. But I can't imagine avocados have that much fiber-- they're the smoothest fruit/veg around!

Lindsy - The practicle cook! said...

Actually, an entire avocado has 289 calories and 11.8 grams of fiber. Guacamole for everyone!

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