Post # 1
So, to cut straight to the chase: I try to consume as much fiber as possible. It helps me stay full and wards off uncomfortable irregularity. However, there are countless studies showing that American women as a collective group do not consume enough daily fiber.
For the past week or so, I’ve been trying to incorporate more unprocessed fiber into my diet. I was previously eating fiber one bars and consuming fortified cereals, along with plenty of fruit and stuff like that to get my recommended 25-35 grams per day. But I’ve come to discover that per serving, most veggies aren’t very high in fiber content. So I ordered some psyllium husk from amazon….
and HOLY F****ING GUACAMOLE that shit is disgusting. It’s literally one of the worst things I’ve ever put in my mouth. I’ve tried mixing it into smoothies, drinking it with water, sparkling water, fruit juice, you freaking name it and each time I’ve had to run to the bathroom to avoid gagging it up onto the kitchen floor. My latest failed attempt was mixing it into my steel cut oats this morning and I was so pissed that I ended up essentially wasting 1/4c of perfectly good oats because of a mere teaspoon of the psyllium.
So, TL;DR, how do you get enough fiber while still maintaining a relatively unprocessed diet?
Post # 2
Beans, lentils, and quinoa have high amounts of fiber. A serving of rice and beans, lentil pasta, or a veggie burger will go a long way in helping you get past the fiber threshold.
Post # 3
I eat whole food plant based as much as possible, with the goal of half a meal being cruciferous veggies. That paired with beans, whole grains, oatmeal, whole fruit etc…makes getting enough fiber pretty easy. You could also try putting flax seed or chia seeds in your oatmeal for a boost.
Post # 4
Not nearly as much as I should. But that’s not helpful, is it? Definitely won’t be trying that stuff you bought 🤣
Post # 5
happiekrappie : I use water soluble fiber. It doesn’t taste of anything and does not get thick in the same way that psyllium fiber does.
I just get a large tub from coscto and chuck in 3 tsp. first thing in the morning
Post # 6
I’ve never paid attention, but we have an apple orchard so at the moment at least, I’m consuming plenty. My son hasn’t had a solid diaper in at least a month, he likes them so much. My understanding is that if you eat a balanced meal, you’ll be fine for vitamins, fiber, etc, never mind that things like cereal are pumped full of them anyway.
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2021 - British Columbia, Canada
Yep that stuff is nasty… I’ve since switched to Yerba Prima Daily Fibre Caps, seems to have a good blend of different fibres and they’re only like $10/bottle at Walmart. The only way I found to choke it down was to use a blender to mix it with some strong fruit-flavoured preworkout and a bit of water, then mix the gross mixture into some yogurt with fruit. It made it easier to choke down a few mouthfuls with the yogurt and fruit to help temper the taste a bit.
Post # 8
They make psyllium husk in capsule form.
I take it because my IBS eliminates a lot of high fiber foods from my diet. I also have chia pudding most mornings.
Benefiber also makes an tasteless easily disolvable fiber supplement.
Post # 9
Here to agree that psyllium husk is the most awful stuff.
I’m currently pregnant and on a double dose of iron supplements, so my fibre intake is currently off the charts to counter those two things. I haven’t touched psyllium husk again though ewwwwww!