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Where's The Fiber


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So I went yesterday and had my upper endoscopy and also a colonoscopy because I was still symptomatic. Of course results will be several weeks on the Celiac. But my doctor has told me if I do not increase the fiber in my diet I will probably end up with diverticulosis. Great, another dietary thing to worry about. I used to get plenty of fiber in my morning cereal and breads as well as fruit and vegtables. Now where do I get these from? Is it only from fruits and vegtables? Has anyone else had the same concerns? 25-30 grams of fiber a day from fruit and vegtables? That seems like so much when most fruits and vegtables I have looked up seem to have one or two grams in a medium piece of fruit.

Can anyone out there help me out. I want to take care of my body and keep from having more disorders.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts and suggestions

Debbie <_<

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Some things I often have that have a decent amount of fiber:

1 svng baby carrots (40cal) - 2g

1 small bell pepper (30cal) - 2g

1 cup cauliflower (25cal) - 2.5g

1/3 med onion (40cal) - 1.5g

1 small banana (90cal) - 2.5g

1 mango (135cal) - 3.5g

1 med pear (100cal) - 5g

1/2 cup blackberries (30cal) - 4g

1/2 cup kidney beans (110cal) - 8g

1/2 cup lentils (115cal) - 8g

Those particular 715 calories give you 39g of fiber.

The USDA Nutrient Database can help you find the fiber content of other foods as well.

Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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I found these crackers at Whole Foods called Casabe Rainforest Crackers...

They are gluten-free and have 5g of fiber per serving (5 crackers)...

They taste like melba toast...

The website where you can find them is www.fortitudebrands.com

Also I have one or two LaraBars a day. They have around 5 or 6g of fiber per bar and are gluten-free, dairy free, & soy free......with no added sugar. They are very tasty! I get them at Whole Foods as well. The website for info is

www.larabar.com

Just a couple ideas!

Megan

Diagnosed Celiac in Feb 2004

Boston, MA

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I find the best source of fibre for me is split pea soup. That works better that anything, though carrots raw or cooked are good too.

mopsie

gluten free since July 04

hypothyroid, osteoporosis

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.

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THanks to everyone who has offered advice. I will be looking for the crackers and the berrys with honey and milk sounds like a great breakfast. I checked out the USDA nutrition database. That is good information to have. Thanks to everyone. Its great to know if I need advice there are people willing to share.

Debbie :rolleyes:

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