Increasing Fiber in Your Diet

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Dietary fiber can provide a variety of health benefits. This is a page about increasing fiber in your diet.


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I discovered a great way to add a little fiber to Meatloaf. My family was none the wiser. I used crushed Fiber One Bran cereal. I used one cup of cereal instead of breadcrumbs or cornflakes. Place the cereal in a sealed bag or in a food processor to crush and add when you would normally add the breadcrumbs. Did not taste any different. I will start experiencing other places too, like breading and coating for fish and pork chops.

By Monica Adam from Pingree Grove, IL

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Increase the fiber in your diet and save on dish washing by eating tasty uncooked oatmeal. Yes, uncooked oatmeal. Don't knock it until you have tried it!


When visiting Turkey, I noticed uncooked oatmeal on the breakfast buffet. I asked my Turkish host and learned that regular uncooked oatmeal is a common breakfast food eaten as a cold cereal with milk. I wouldn't think of messing up a pot to cook oatmeal when it tastes BETTER uncooked. The one minute or quick cooking variety (not instant) is best when eating oatmeal as a cold cereal.

Can't sleep? Uncooked oatmeal with milk is a quick, and easy midnight snack when you have jetlag or other difficulty sleeping. Both the milk and oats are natural sedatives.

At other times, I also stir uncooked oatmeal into my yogurt for added flavor, texture, and fiber.

By The Aunt from Dacula, GA

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