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10 High-Fiber Snacks for Better Digestion and More Energy

Give your gut a boost.

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Many eating plans, like the paleo and primal diets, encourage us to eat like our ancestors — and for them, eating a lot of fiber was the norm. Some experts say they ate as much as 100 grams of fiber a day, whereas now, the average American is said to eat only about 15. The recommended amount of fiber per day for women is around 25 to 28 grams, and for men, 30 to 35 grams, so we’re definitely falling short. But why is fiber so important?

As we’re learning more and more about gut health, fiber comes up in the conversation because it’s a gut-healing superfood. Fiber is responsible for the bulk that forms in our intestines and transports waste out of the body. It can prevent constipation and contributes to healthy digestion. Even further, fiber provides beneficial bacteria that strengthens our ability to fight things like autoimmune conditions, diabetes, and even diseases like cancer. 

Luckily, it’s easy to add more fiber to your diet and doing so is a great way to get lasting energy, stave off cravings, and control hunger. Here are some of our favorites fiber-rich snacks. 

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