The 8 Vegetable That Pack the Most Fiber Per Serving
If there was a list of the things most health experts can agree on, you would find the fact that fiber should be a key part of most people's diets on the very top. Unfortunately, most of us aren't getting the amount of fiber we probably need.
Fiber plays an important role in overall health and digestion — preventing constipation, helping to maintain stable blood sugars, regulating cholesterol, improving heart health, and more!
So, how much fiber do we need?
The current American Dietary Guidelines recommend the following (with the lower end for adults over 50):
- 22-28 grams per day for women
- 31-34 grams per day for men
The best way to increase your fiber intake? Vegetables! Most vegetables contain a mix of beneficial fiber, vitamins, minerals, and powerful antioxidants. With that in mind, here are the 8 most fiber-rich vegetables that you should be including in your meals this summer (and probably forever):
How will you use these ingredients in your summer dishes?