Technology is changing nearly every aspect of daily life, including grocery shopping. Most major grocery chains now offer some form of online ordering and pick-up.1 The added convenience of these new shopping options also means that finding fiber-rich foods is easier than ever!
A modern consumer has more options than ever before, and the choices can be overwhelming. When it comes to finding high-fiber options, the discerning shopper must know to look beyond the traditional, obvious choices. Adding more fruits and vegetables to your cart and your diet is great, but the fiber buck doesn’t stop there. There are plenty of other great fiber-rich foods you may not be aware of.
For the shopper looking for convenience, frozen meals are an important staple. But, when selecting your favorite TV dinner, be sure to take the time to read the nutrition facts. You may be surprised how little—or how much—dietary fiber some of your favorite meals contain. Look for meals that contain fruits and veggies as sides rather than fried options like french fries. This seemingly small difference can mean the difference between getting your daily recommended fiber intake or not!
There are also high-fiber options in food groups that you probably would never think to consider. For instance, there are now non-dairy ice creams with added fiber (and reduced guilt!). If baked goods are more your speed when it comes to dessert, look for those made with whole grain or whole wheat for a little extra dietary fiber.
Finally, the next time you’re at the grocery store and looking to add some fiber to your diet, stop by the supplement aisle. Fiber Choice® tablets, gummies, and Flavor Drops provide a delicious and convenient way to consume more fiber and support your gut health. Find Fiber Choice at a store near you!
1Flipse, Robyn. Dec. 17, 2018. Finding Fiber in the Grocery Store. Fiberfacts.org. https://www.fiberfacts.org/finding-fiber-in-the-grocery-store/.