What Vegetables Are High In Fiber?

Vegetables are undeniably the most nutritious food for our body.  No animal products, no fruit, no fat, no grain can give us what vegetables give to us.  For this reason, you should consume different vegetables every day; prepare them differently to make them taste great.  Nevertheless, raw is the best way to consume vegetables.

Fiber is the carbohydrate that is responsible for the correct functioning of our digestive system.  It makes stools soft and moves the digestive system steadily forward.  Fiber is needed to control blood sugar, cholesterol levels, among others.

If you want to learn more about the health benefits of fiber, click here.

It is well known that grains, like oatmeal and barley, have high fiber contents, but what vegetables are high in fiber?

Researchers say that our body was not designed to digest grains.  Not that we should not have them, but we can live without grains, according to research.  If we don’t need grains, we must get our nutrients from other sources, which in this case would be vegetables and fruits.  It is said that only 5% of Americans get their daily requirement of fiber; the rest gets an average of 50% of the daily recommended intake.

That is why we all should consume more fibers and get the adequate amount.

The good thing is that vegetables and fruits have so many nutrients; they are in fact packed with vitamins, minerals, and whatever our body needs to function correctly.  Fiber is also contained richly in different vegetables and fruits, of which many are unknown to most of us.

In this article, I will mention the vegetables that are highest in fiber.

What Vegetables Are High In Fiber?

Here is a list of 28 vegetables that are high in fiber.

 

1.     Lentils – 30.5 grams of fiber per 100 grams, raw
2.     Pinto beans – 15.5 grams of fiber per 100 grams
  3.    Artichoke – 8.6 grams of fiber per 100 grams (cooked)
  4.     Peas – 5.5 grams of fiber per 100 grams
  5.     Parsnips – 4.9 grams of fiber per 100 gram
  6.     Brussel Sprouts – 3.8 grams of fiber per 100 grams
  7.     Potato with skin / 3.8 per medium baked potato
  8.     Kale – 3.6 grams of fiber per 100 grams
  9.    Kohlrabi – 3.6 grams of fiber per 100 grams
  10.  Broccoli – 3.3 grams of fiber per 100 grams
  11.  Sweet Potato – 3.3 grams of fiber per 100 grams
  12.  Snap beans – 3.2 grams of fiber per 100 grams (cooked)
13.  Butternut squash – 3.2 grams of fiber per 100 grams
  14.  Carrots – 3 grams of fiber per 100 grams
  15.  Eggplant – 3 grams of fiber per 100 grams
  16.  Beet greens – 2.9 grams of fiber per 100 grams (cooked)
  17.  Sweet corn – 2.9 grams of fiber per 100 grams
  18.  Beets – 2.8 grams of fiber per 100 grams
  19.  Spinach – 2.4 grams of fiber per 100 grams
  20.  Cauliflower – 2.3 grams of fiber per 100 grams
  21.  Mushrooms – 2.2 grams of fiber per 100 grams
  22.  Sweet red peppers – 2.1grams of fiber per 100 grams
  23.  Asparagus – 2.1 grams of fiber per 100 grams
  24.  Swiss Chard – 2.1 grams of fiber per 100 grams
25.  Romaine lettuce – 2.1 grams of fiber per 100 grams
  26.  Cabbage – 1.9 grams of fiber per 100 grams
  27.  Onions – 1.7 grams of fiber per 100 grams
28.  Celery – 1.6 grams of fiber per 100 grams

 

 

 

 

As you can see, the list of vegetables that are high in fiber is extensive.  If you eat these vegetables, preferably raw, through the day and vary every day, you will get a good amount of fiber, which will be good for your health.

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Have a fabulous one,

Oscar

 

 

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