Dr. Oz: Get More Fiber in Your Diet
Dr. Oz talked about how we need to get more fiber. He welcomed Mary from the audience, who joined him in this segment. Dr. Oz said that most people don’t think about fiber. Mary said she thinks of the bland fiber bars when she thinks of fiber.
Dr. Oz: What Foods are Rich in Fiber?
Mary guessed that apples, broccoli, and raspberries are high in fiber. It turns out that those foods are rich in fiber and so are orange, pears, peas, beans, and nuts.
Dr. Oz: Benefits of Fiber
Dr. Oz talked to Rebecca Katz, who said that people have a misconception about fiber. They think it doesn’t taste good, but it’s found in lots of good foods. It also keeps you satisfied, prevents constipation, and sweeps out your toxins.
Most women need around 25 grams of fiber a day, but most of them are only getting around 14.
Dr. Oz: Pistachio Nuts
Pistachio nuts are full of fiber. You can eat these as a snack or add them to a smoothie or pesto. 1/4 cup of pistachio nuts has 4 grams of fiber. They also have about three times the fiber of cashews.
Dr. Oz: Avocados
Avocados are another great food with plenty of fiber in it. They’re very satiating and 1 cup has 9 grams of fiber. You can make guacamole and add avocado to sandwiches or tacos.
Dr. Oz: Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts are another great food because 1 cup roasted Brussels sprouts has about 3 grams of fiber. These might cause a little gas, but Dr. Oz said gas is a natural part of life and it’s something we should all embrace.
You might have had a negative experience with Brussels sprouts as a kid, but try roasting them in the oven rather than boiling them and you might find you like them.