boost fiber with beans

How to Boost Your Fiber Intake Everyday

Fiber is an important part of our diet, and most of us don’t get enough. It helps with our cholesterol levels, our digestion, and it helps keep you feeling full and satisfied between meals.

boost fiber with beans

One simple way to boost your fiber intake is to add cooked beans to your lunch! It doesn’t take much. A half-cup of black beans contains a whopping 7 grams of fiber, while the same amount of lentils contain 8 grams.

Add them to a veggie-packed salad and you’ll be well on your way to meeting your daily quotient of 25g for women and 30-38g for men.

Note: if you use canned beans (a major time-saver), be sure to rinse them first to get rid of excess sodium.