If you are trying to follow a high fiber plan and are getting tired of eating high fiber cereal you may want to try some high fiber muffins for breakfast instead. Fiber One has a new product on the market now – Fiber One Apple Cinnamon Muffin Mix. Each low fat high fiber muffin provides 20% of your recommended daily fiber intake and they are a great tasting muffin. You can find Fiber One’s high fiber muffin mix at your grocery store where the cake mixes and other muffin mixes are located. I prefer eating these high fiber muffins instead of plain bran muffins. My kids also enjoy eating these high fiber muffins. The apple cinnamon flavor makes these healthy muffins a kid favorite while providing kids with a good source of dietary fiber. Most bran muffins are also an excellent source of fiber. If you like to bake there are many high fiber muffin recipes online that incorporate high fiber cereals into the mix. Just type high fiber muffins recipes into google and you will have a lot to choose from.
Splenda has a new item on the market…Splenda no calorie sweetener with Fiber. The splenda company recognizes that most people do not get their recommended daily amount of fiber which is essential in keeping our bodies and colon healthy. Each packet of Splenda with fiber has one gram of dietary fiber. If you are a splenda user you can quickly and easily increase your fiber intake. Consider adding two packets of splenda with fiber to your favorite morning coffee and sprinkle another packet on your whole grain cereal or oatmeal. This gives you an additional 3 grams of fiber to your breakfast and gets you closer to getting 25-32 grams of fiber a day.
According to Christine Rosenbloom, Ph.D., a nutritionist at Georgia State University, a great thing about nuts is that they are a great source of fiber. She states… “The soluble fiber in peanuts helps control blood glucose and prevents dietary fat and cholesterol from entering the bloodstream, while insoluble fiber helps speed food through your digestive track, keeping you regular.” (www.aarpmagazine.org)
Almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, and sunflower seeds provide a good source of fiber. These nuts provide us with approximately 2.5g per one-ounce serving.
Planters has a new line of nut mixes under the label Planters NUT-rition. Under this title they have a fiber-filled Digestive Health Mix. It is a delicious mixture of pistachios, almonds, tart cranberries, crunchy granola clusters, and sweet cherries which helps promote digestive health.
If your digestive system needs a little help moving things along or if you are just looking for a healthy snack, definitely give this high fiber nut mix a try. It is a fantastic high fiber snack.
A great and easy way to add more fiber to your diet!
Quaker Oats has recently introduced Quaker Instant Oatmeal High Fiber to the store shelves. This high fiber oatmeal provides you with 40% of the recommended daily value of fiber and makes a terrific addition to any healthy diet. It’s available in two delicious flavors, Cinnamon Swirl and Maple & Brown Sugar. Definitely give it a try if you are looking to get healthier and add fiber to your diet. It is also a great alternative to a high fiber cereal.