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best paleo fiber sources?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 24, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Hi guys -

I'm having a difficult time getting enough fiber while I'm trying paleo. Other than eating boxes of avocados and blackberries every day... any recommendations on fiber sources? Even more useful would be: does anyone happen to have a sample paleo daily diet including the fiber intake? (ie, a list like, "4 berries, 1 avocado, 2 prunes, etc")?

Thank you! morgan

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on September 25, 2012
at 03:46 PM

Lots of fresh figs. Talk about poopin'. Whew!

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on February 10, 2012
at 12:33 AM

I would stay away from the fiber powders at stores. If you want to add more fiber to your diet, add more veggies (especially greens). Also, if you're having problems getting things moving, fiber won't necessarily help. More water and/or fat can help too.

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on March 26, 2010
at 05:12 PM

The larger question of fiber is here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/922/is-fiber-necessary-in-our-diet

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on February 24, 2010
at 12:48 PM

But how much is enough and why do you think you need it?

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on February 24, 2010
at 02:52 PM

Lacto-fermented vegetables hit up gut health in two ways: probiotic AND fiber.

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on February 24, 2010
at 01:04 PM

Fiber and Paleo. You might find a difference of opinions on this one.

PaNu is anti-wheat and for the most part anti-fiber*.

*Greens are fibrous and not starchy or calorie dense, so if we add enough back to replace the lost calories, we are eating a huge amount of vegetables now. This is in fact advocated by authors like Colin Campbell and Joel Furhman - it can have some effect as the mechanical satiety and sheer work of eating may reduce your caloric intake. However, you will be having a minimal effect on insulin levels at the expense of eating fewer higher quality animal foods and absurd amounts of fiber - this approach only makes sense if you think animal products and fats per se are unhealthy - they are not. Also you just don't need that many vegetables in general and you don't need "fiber" at all.

When I first started doing Paleo I did spend a week supplementing probiotics and Benefiber, but this product sometimes contains guar gum and sometimes is made with wheat dextrin, so I am not certain I can really recommend it based on all the issues people may have with wheat.

Maybe I am lucky, but I have never really had an issue with IBS or constipation. I am not certain if you are having either of those issues or just feel that you should 'get fiber'. For constipation, the old fashioned generic glycerin suppositories might work best. If it is bowel issues that you are worried about, there is also this discussion on poop.

NutritionData is a great resource for identifying all of the components of the food you eat if you are concerned about a particular component.

Personally, I eat mostly bacon, cheese and fish; but I do have veggies on the side with dinner. I'm a fan of brussel sprouts, asparagus and the like which provide a little bit of fiber, but mostly I eat them for some vitamin C and K.

Edit: After this question was posted, someone posted "Is fiber necessary" here: LINK

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on February 24, 2010
at 03:34 PM

If you do want to get more fibre into your diet without eating mounds of vegetables, then coconut meat (either fresh or from dessicated coconut, rather than creamed coconut or milk) is a surprisingly good source. 100g (660 calories) of the stuff contains 16g fibre and it makes quite a tasty breakfast with cream. That or cooking with it, using it as a flour would add qutie a bit of fibre automatically.

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on February 24, 2010
at 01:59 PM

If you eat a bunch of carrots and broccoli every day, I'm sure you would get plenty of fiber.

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on September 25, 2012
at 08:06 AM

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on September 25, 2012
at 07:52 AM

eat seesame seeds for fibre or psilium husk

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on February 09, 2012
at 10:21 PM

Any comments on fiber powders you get in stores? Are they ok to have? I've had real issues with digestion because of lack of fiber. Previously, i used to get fair share of fiber from wheat but that's stopped now.

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on February 10, 2012
at 12:33 AM

I would stay away from the fiber powders at stores. If you want to add more fiber to your diet, add more veggies (especially greens). Also, if you're having problems getting things moving, fiber won't necessarily help. More water and/or fat can help too.

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on September 25, 2012
at 08:55 AM

so u select and put in what u like! than u start playing games with mee i give may adres to u. its all an apinion i give adres for apinion can u give an ansver?

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