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Whole grains as high-fiber foods
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Last Updated on April 8th, 2024

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Whole grains as high-fiber foods

Whole grains are very good source of dietary fiber along with carbohydrates, antioxidants, and multiple minerals; therefore, including whole grains in the regular diet may keep us away from various health problems such as heart diseases, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Whole grains are unprocessed grains which include the germ, endosperm, and bran of the grain. Some sources of whole grain are wheat, rice, barley, corn, maize, rye, oats, etc. Below are some high fiber whole grain foods which can be a part of our high fiber diet plan:

Bulgur is one of the high fiber foods made of various different wheat species and per 100 grams of cooked bulgur provides 4.5 grams of fiber. Bulgur can be used in different ways; for example, in soups, bakery items, it can be cooked with vegetables or meats, and also can be served with milk.

Whole wheat pasta per 100 grams provides 4.5 grams of fiber and it is better to cook them with various vegetables. Whole grain and multi grain bread are made of whole unprocessed grains and provide a good amount of fiber.

Multi-grain bread is made of two or more grains, while some whole and multi-grain bread includes a variety of nutritious seeds such as flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, quinoa, etc.

Kamut (Khorasan wheat) is a tetraploid wheat species and per 100 grams of cooked Kamut provides 3.9 grams of fiber. Spelt is another wheat species, and Spelt flour is basically used for baking. Per 100 grams provides 3.9 grams of fiber.

Barley is mainly used in stews, soup, potage, and in bread, and per 100 grams of cooked barley contains 3.8 grams of fiber.

Brown rice and wild rice are the most nutritious and caloric food; these can be served with various vegetables, meat, egg, and fish, etc. Oatmeal and quinoa flour are two other essential whole grains rich in dietary fiber and minerals. Apart from these whole grains, there are so many other high fiber whole grains are available.

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Doctors suggest that people of age 50 years and above needs less fiber; a male below 50 years require 38 grams of fiber while a female would require 25 grams of fiber daily. Likewise, a male of 50 years and above require 30 grams of fiber and female require 21 grams of fiber daily. Therefore, it is necessary to add these high fiber whole grain foods in a proper amount to our high fiber diet plan.

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Edit Lepine is a Holistic Nutrition Practitioner with a decade long experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner with invaluable experience as a founder of two nutrition sites, farbeyondnutrition.com and HormoneMama.com, which have thousands of subscribers and a thriving community. As a Managing Editor at Modern60, she has spearheaded content creation, leading a team of writers to deliver compelling narratives that engage and resonate with the audience. Her role extends beyond crafting content; it involves curating a thriving community with thousands of loyal subscribers.

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Michelle Saari MSc, RD

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Michelle Saari is a highly experienced Registered Dietitian based in Canada, specializing in nutrition for aging well. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Nutritional Sciences from the University of Manitoba and has completed a Dietetic Internship at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutritional Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Manitoba.

With over six years of experience as a Clinical Dietitian at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Michelle has extensive knowledge in nutrition education and food services. She has also served as the Director of the Food and Nutrition Services Department, where she led numerous initiatives to improve patient care through targeted nutrition strategies.

She is the founder of two elderly nutrition-focused health blogs, The Dietitian Prescription and The Long Term Care RD. Through these platforms, she creates engaging and informative content that bridges the gap between scientific research and practical dietary choices. She is passionate about promoting health through evidence-based nutrition advice, specializing in high protein, high fiber, and low Glycemic Index cooking.

Her expertise has been recognized by prominent media outlets, including Forbes, Fox News, Men’s Health, Yahoo, MSN, She Finds, Eat This Not That!, U.S. News and World Report, and AskMen.com. She has also been a featured guest speaker at esteemed events such as the North West Renal Dietitian’s Annual Conference and the Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference, where she presented her thesis research.

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