8 High-Fiber Foods That Help You Lose Weight

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team

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There are various diet plans available that guarantee weight loss. A specific diet plan might work for some, but not for others. Instead of trying different diets, the best thing you can do is include foods rich in fiber, as it has been proven to help with weight loss. Fiber improves digestion and promotes fullness. The following high-fiber foods may help you reach your weight loss goals:

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1. Oatmeal

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Starting your day with half a cup of oatmeal will give you about 4 grams of fiber. It is the best high-fiber breakfast option if you are trying to lose weight. But, Instead of the regular oats, make sure you use steel-cut oats. Do not add sugar to your oatmeal, instead, cook it with milk and top it off with fruits or nuts and seeds. Eating oatmeal for breakfast ascertains that you get a lot of fiber, minerals, and the exact amount of carbohydrates.

2. Chia Seeds

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This tiny black seed is a superfood and one of the best fiber-rich foods on the planet. You can achieve the benefits of these seeds by sprinkling them over any dish of your choice. A couple of tablespoons of chia seeds contain approximately 11 grams of fiber. If you are not already using these amazing seeds, start by adding them to your oatmeal or smoothies now.

 
 

3. Flax Seeds

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This is another seed that is not only rich in fiber but also contains omega-3 fatty acids. Apart from helping you lose weight, flax seeds also have anti-aging properties. You can add flax seeds to your smoothies for a pleasant nutty flavor or get a nice crust on your chicken.

4. Baked Beans

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A nice bowl of baked beans is both tasty and filling, and is excellent for weight loss. All beans, such as kidney beans, black-eyed beans, or lima beans, are packed with fiber. You get approximately 6 grams of fiber from half a cup of beans. You can make burger patties, taco fillings, and stews using beans.

5. Raspberries

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The little seeds that are present in raspberry are rich in fiber. These seeds help you get 8 grams of fiber if you eat one cup of raspberries. Adding raspberries and blueberries to your morning bowl of cereal or oatmeal is the perfect way to enjoy these tasty berries.

6. Beetroot

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This root vegetable has a lovely deep color, and is high on fiber. Make sure you add this root vegetable to your diet, as 1 cup of it will provide 4 grams of fiber. You can add them to your salads or create a low-calorie meal. If you want fiber, then avoid beetroot juices, as all the fiber content is lost.

7. Avocado

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Avocado is a buttery or creamy fruit that is known to be rich in good fats. But, this fruit is rich in fiber, as you can get 5 grams of fiber by eating half a cup of avocados. Enjoy this fruit by spreading it over your morning toast or make a salad.

8. Broccoli

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Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that has an impressive nutritional content. A cup of this green vegetable will provide approximately 5 grams of fiber. You can eat broccoli with a nice dip after steaming them, or you can make stir-fries. This vegetable contains the necessary fiber and other essential minerals and will keep hunger at bay, helping with weight loss.

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