Fiber Facts




There are two types of fiber, both of which can be present in the same food. Crude fiber is indigestible plant fiber of the same

composition as wood. Dietary fiber is plant material that is normally left undigested after passing through the

body’s digestive system. Dietary fiber is the kind that tends to form gels, allowing the body’s waste to form into

soft and bulky stools which function to more efficiently sweep out toxins and potential toxins.. By decreasing the

length of time food stays in the intestinal tract, fiber decreases the incidence of fermentation of food. Additionally,

dietary fiber helps to bind onto some toxic substances in the colon, reducing their reactivity.

Interestingly, fiber also has some very strong effects within the body. Fiber decreases the time it takes to empty the

stomach, allowing for gastric juices to more fully break the food down. Of particular note, fiber lowers serum

cholesterol significantly, marinating healthy arteries. It also slows down the absorption of glucose, and increases

the body’s sensitivity to insulin, resulting in a healthy sugar metabolism which will prevent adult onset diabetes.





Product Fiber (g)/serving

Nile Spice Black Bean Soup 12

Amy’s Lentil Soup (1 c.) 9

Nile Spice Split Pea Soup (1 c.) 8

Beans or Lentils (1/2 c., cooked) 5-8

Progresso Vegetable Classics Lentil Soup (1 c.) 7

Progresso Minestrone Soup (1 c.) 5

Health Valley Vegetable Barley Soup 4

Boca Burger or Garden Burger (1) 4





Product Fiber (g) /serving (1 slice)

Tortilla, Low carbohydrate 8-9

Orowheat Light whole wheat 7

Orowheat Light 9 grain 6

Pita, Whole Wheat 5

Tortilla, Whole Wheat 2

Pumpernickel or rye bread 2

Ezekiel Sprouted Grain 3

Orowheat 100% whole wheat 3

Pita1 or Tortilla, White Flour 1


Product Fiber (g) /serving

Barley (1 c.) or Bulgur (3/4 c.) 6

Whole wheat macaroni or spaghetti (1 c.) 4

Brown rice (3/4 c.) 3

Couscous, Macaroni, or Spaghetti (1 c.) 2

White Rice (2/3 c.) 1

Rice Noodles 0



CEREALS (serving size and calories vary with each cereal)


Product Fiber (g) /serving

General Mills Fiber One (1/2 c. 60 cal) 14

Kashi Good Friends (1 cup 170 cal) 12

Kellogg’s All-Bran with Extra Fiber (1/2 c. 80 cal) 10

Post Shredded Wheat ‘n Bran (1 ¼ cups 200 cal) 8

Cascadian Farm Hearty Morning (3/4 c. 200 cal) 8

Kellogs Raisin Bran (1 c. 190 cal) 7

Kashi Seven in the Morning (½ c 210 cal) 7

Post Shredded Wheat (1 c. 170 cal) 6

Post Grape Nuts (1/2 c. 200 cal) 6

Quaker Oat Bran Cereal (1 c., ckd. 150 cal) 6

Quaker Crunchy Corn Bran (3/4 cup 90 cal) 5

Post Bran Flakes (¾ cup 100 cal) 5

Health Valley Oat Bran Flakes (3/4 cup 110 cal) 4