Meat, Milk, Eggs
All of these
foods have NO fiber at all. A meat substitute for 1
ounce of meat would include 1/2 cup of cooked dried peas
or beans, or 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.
coarse whole grain breads such as whole wheat, breads
containing nuts, seeds or dried fruits, bran muffins,
corn tortillas, whole wheat crackers, graham
crackers. Use at least 3 servings per
made with refined flours such as white bread, soda
crackers, melba toast, rye bread.
grain cereals such as all bran, 40% bran, raisin bran,
Ralston cereals. Use at least 1 serving per
processed grain cereals such as cornflakes, Cheerios,
Rice Krispies, cream of wheat, cream of rice, white
with skins on, yams, sweet potatoes, brown rice, whole
wheat noodles, bulgar or cracked wheat, beans. Use
at least 1 serving per day.
refined rice, white flour noodles.
Use raw or
under cooked vegetables 1/3 of the time or
more. Turnip greens and cabbage are high fiber leaf
vegetables. Celery comes next and then
lettuce. Brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower are
good. Most root vegetables such as beets, carrots,
potatoes and yams are good. Other vegetables with high
fiber levels are lentils, squash, eggplant, green beans
and tomatoes. Use at least 4 servings per
strained vegetables, spinach, mushrooms.
are good. Fresh fruits are better than dried fruit.
Berries are very good, as are figs, apples, peaches,
pears, prunes, and tangerines. Use at least 4
servings per day.
with lower fiber content such as grapes, grapefruit,
pineapple, raisins, fruit juices.
snacks are those chosen from the above lists of high
fiber foods. Nuts, crunchy granola with bran, dried
fruit, fresh vegetables and fruits are good
will not work well. Adequate fluids must accompany
it. Take copious fluids with meals and snacks. You
should be drinking 8 glasses or more of fluids
NOTE: Avoid small seeds (such as
tomato seeds, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, nuts) and hard
pieces of grain if you have diverticuli.