High-Fiber Food Choices

An accomplished obstetrician and gynecologist, Cecilia Lyons Gaffaney, MD, currently cares for women with high-risk pregnancies as a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine at Obstetrix Medical Group in Dallas, Texas. As a physician, Dr. Cecilia Gaffaney understands the importance of making wise nutritional choices, such as including enough fiber in your daily diet.

A diet high in fiber can have many health benefits, including lower cholesterol, improved digestion, and stabilized blood-sugar levels. However, getting the daily recommended amount of fiber can sometimes seem like a daunting task. Here are a few foods that contain surprising amounts of fiber and taste great as well.

Raspberries
With 8 grams of fiber per cup, raspberries provide a very nutritious way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Pears
Another great source of fiber, one medium pear contains 5.5 total grams. Keep the skin on, though, because the majority of a pear’s fiber is contained in its skin.

Cinnamon
One of the more unlikely fiber sources, a small amount of cinnamon contains a very surprising amount of fiber. In fact, each tablespoon adds 4.1 grams of fiber to your daily total. Try giving your cereal, oatmeal, or coffee a fiber boost by adding a little cinnamon each morning.

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