Foods High In Fibre - Fruit

Top fruits providing a valuable source of fibre and nutrients...
foods high in fibre

Fruit is a good source of fibre and can contribute to the recommended 25-30 grams per day.

Typical deficiencies in the modern diet are fibre, protein and nutrients. Excesses in the diet include carbohydrates, sugars, saturated fats and salt.

Fruit is good option as a healthy snack. However, you might be tempted to snack on fruit all day in an attempt to lose weight. All of the food groups are important. If you go overboard on one kind of food — even one as terrific as fruit — you'll miss out on the valuable properties of other healthy foods. If you want to lose weight, eat a balanced diet, and aim to get protein into every meal and get a balance of snacks between fruit, protein and vegetable.

Here are some top fruits that provide valuable fibre and nutrients to the body:

Apples - 1 medium apple (80 calories, 0 g fat): An apple’s 3 g of fibre help you meet your fibre goal of 25 g to 30 g daily. Foods high in fibre can lower heart disease risk.
Apricots - 3 apricots (51 calories, 0 g fat): A good source of beta-carotene (which is converted to vitamin A by the body), providing the equivalent of 35% of the RDA for vitamin A. Fibre-2.1g.
Bananas - 1 medium (105 calories, 0 g fat): Bananas are a great source of potassium, which plays a key role in heart health and muscle function. Plus each one has 3 g of fibre.
Blackberries - 1 cup (64 calories, 0 g fat): This fruit boasts a whopping 8g of fibre in a single cup.
Blueberries - 1 cup (81 calories, 0 g fat): Blueberries help prevent and treat bladder infections by making it hard for bacteria to stick to urinary tract walls. Fibre- 3.5.
Cherries - 1 cup (84 calories, 1 g fat): A good source of perillyl alcohol, which helps prevent cancer in animals. Heart-protective anthocyanins give cherries their colour; Fibre- 2.8g.
Grapefruits - 1/2 fruit (39 calories, 0 g fat): A good source of vitamin C and a compound called naringenin, which helps suppress tumours in animals. Fibre-2g.
Kiwi - 1 medium (46 calories, 0 g fat): Just one little fruit packs a mean vitamin-C punch (74 mg) and 2.3 g fibre.
Mangoes - 1 mango (135 calories, 1 g fat): A single mango has enough beta-carotene to cover your RDA for vitamin A while racking up 57 mg of vitamin C; Fibre-3.7g.
Oranges fruits- 1 medium orange (61 calories, 0 g fat): One orange provides an impressive 50 mg to 70 mg of vitamin C, 40 mcg of folic acid and 52 mg of calcium. Fibre-3.1g.
Papayas - 1 cup, cubed (55 calories, 0 g fat): Loaded with vitamin C (86 mg per cup), a healthy dose of fibre (2.5 g) and a sprinkling of beta-carotene and calcium.
Purple grapes - 1 small (113 calories, 9 g fat):Offer three heart-guarding compounds: flavonoids, anthocyanins and resveratrol (green grapes are not rich in them).
Prunes - 1/3 cup, stewed (87 calories, 0 g fat): Prunes’ famed laxative effect is no mystery: There are 5 g of fibre (both soluble and insoluble) in just 1/3 cup.
Raspberries - 1 cup (60 calories, 0 g fat): Teeming with 8g of fibre per cup, they also boast vitamin C, ellagic acid and anthocyanins.
Strawberries - 1 cup, sliced (50 calories, 0 g fat): Strawberries have high levels of ellagic acid and anthocyanins, and are rich in vitamin C (95 mg per cup) and fibre (3.3 g per cup).

You may have seen that many of the protein smoothie recipes contain fruit. And Formula  1 will provide an additional 2.5 g  fibre per shake.

New Healthy Meal Bars contain 8g of fibre per bar.

Additional information:

How to get to a healthy source of protein into your diet?

Glycemic index chart for fruit

What is dietary fibre?

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