Soluble Fiber & Insoluble Fiber Foods List

soluble_fiber_insoluble_fiberHealthy soluble fiber and insoluble fiber foods are essential to your health and well being.

And you can get your optimum fiber amounts of soluble fiber and insoluble fiber foods high in fiber with this great high fiber foods list.

The bulk from both soluble fiber and insoluble fiber foods high in fiber can help prevent and alleviate constipation, diverticulosis and hemorrhoids.

Fiber also fills you up faster and for longer to help manage your weight.

Plus high fiber foods can improve your digestion, reduce cholesterol, lower blood sugar, remove harmful toxins, decrease the risk of breast and colon cancer and help prevent and treat diabetes and heart disease.

Healthy Soluble Fiber and Insoluble Fiber Foods

Soluble fiber dissolves easily in water, forming a gel-like substance that slows digestion, softens stools and improves elimination.

Insoluble fiber doesn’t dissolve in water, but passes directly through the digestive system pretty much intact. Insoluble fiber increases stool bulk, keeping bowel movements regular and eliminating constipation.

Soluble Fiber and Insoluble Fiber Foods List with Fiber Grams (g)

 Fresh & Dried Fruits  Serving
Size
Soluble
Fiber (g)
 Insoluble
Fiber (g)
Total
Fiber (g)
 Apple, with skin  1 medium 4.2 1.5 5.7
 Apricots, dried  4 medium 1.8 1.7 3.5
 Banana  1 medium 2.1 .07 2.8
 Blackberries  1/2 cup 3.1 .07 3.8
 Blueberries  1 cup 1.7 2.5 4.2
 Figs, dried  3 medium 3.0 2.3 5.3
 Grapefruit  1/2 fruit 2.4 0.7 3.1
 Kiwi fruit  1 large 2.4 0.8 3.2
 Orange  1 medium 2.1 1.3 3.4
 Pear  1 medium 0.8 3.2 4.0
 Plums  2 medium 1.2 1.0 2.2
 Prunes, dried  4 medium 1.3 1.8 3.1
 Raspberries  1/2 cup 0.9 2.3 3.2
 Strawberries  1 cup 1.8 2.6 4.4

 

 Nuts, Seeds & Beans  Serving
Size
Soluble
Fiber (g)
 Insoluble
Fiber (g)
 Total
Fiber(g)
 Almonds, raw  1 ounce 0.7 3.5 4.2
 Black beans, cooked  1/2 cup 3.8 3.1 6.9
 Black-eyed peas, cooked  1/2 cup 2.2 1.9 4.1
 Flaxseeds  2 tbsp. 2.7 2.1 4.8
 Garbanzo beans, cooked  1/2 cup 1.2 2.8 4.0
 Kidney beans, cooked  1/2 cup 2.9 2.9 5.8
 Lentils, cooked  1/2 cup 2.8 3.8 6.6
 Peanuts, dry roasted  1 ounce 1.1 1.2 2.3
 Pinto beans, cooked  1/2 cup 5.5 1.9 7.4
 Psyllium seed husks  2 tbsp. 7.1 0.9 8.0
 Sesame seeds  1/4 cup 0.7 2.6 3.3
 Split peas, cooked  1/2 cup 1.1 2.4 3.4
 Sunflower seeds  1/4 cup 1.1 1.9 3.0
 Walnuts  1 ounce 0.6 2.5 3.1
 White beans, cooked  1/2 cup 3.8 0.4 4.2

 

 Vegetables  Serving
Size
Soluble
Fiber (g)
 Insoluble
Fiber (g)
Total
Fiber (g)
 Artichoke, cooked  1 medium 4.7 1.8 6.5
 Asparagus, cooked  1/2 cup 1.7 1.1 2.8
 Broccoli, raw  1/2 cup 1.3 1.4 2.7
 Brussels sprouts, cooked  1 cup 1.7 1.9 3.6
 Carrot, raw  1 medium 1.1 1.5 2.6
 Green peas, cooked  1/2 cup 3.2 1.2 4.4
 Green Beans, cooked  1/2 cup 0.8 1.2 2.0
 Kale, cooked  1 cup 2.1 5.1 7.2
 Lima beans, cooked  1/2 cup 2.1 2.2 4.3
 Okra, cooked  1/2 cup 3.1 1.0 4.0
 Potato with skin  1 medium 2.4 2.4 4.8
 Soybeans (edamame)  1/2 cup 2.7 2.2 4.9
 Squash, summer, cooked  1/2 cup 1.3 1.2 2.5
 Squash, winter, cooked  1/2 cup 1.7 1.4 3.1
 Sweet potato, peeled  1 medium 2.7 2.2 4.9
 Tomato with skin  1 medium 0.3 1.0 1.3
 Zucchini, cooked  1/2 cup 1.4 1.2 2.6

 

 Whole Grains  Serving
Size
Soluble  Fiber (g)  Insoluble
Fiber (g)
Total  Fiber (g)
 Barley, cooked  1/2 cup 3.3 0.9 4.2
 Brown rice, cooked  1/2 cup 1.3 0.1 1.4
 Millet, cooked  1/2 cup 2.7 0.6 3.3
 Oat bran, cooked  3/4 cup 2.2 1.8 4.0
 Oatmeal, dry  1/3 cup 1.4 1.3 2.7
 Oatmeal, cooked  1 cup 2.4 1.6 4.0
 Popcorn, air popped  3 cups 3.2 0.4 3.6
 Pumpernickel bread  1 slice 1.5 1.2 1.7
 Quinoa (seeds), dry  1/4 cup 2.5 3.8 6.3
 Quinoa, cooked  1/2 cup 1.7 2.5 4.2
 Rye bread  1 slice 1.9 0.8 2.7
 Wheat bran  1/2 cup 11.3 1.0 12.3
 Wheat germ  3 tbsp. 3.2 0.7 3.9
 Wholegrain bread  1 slice 2.8 0.1 2.9
 Whole wheat bread  1 slice 1.6 0.3 1.9
 Wholegrain pasta, cooked  1 cup 4.1 2.2 6.3

You can use this list of high fiber foods to choose the healthiest soluble fiber and insoluble fiber foods high in fiber on a daily basis. Also make sure you get a printout of the High Fiber Foods List for a High Fiber Diet.

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