What foods are the best sources of soluble fiber?
Katrin Lee (New York, NY) on Nov 15, 2011
Oats, fruits, beans and flaxseeds are good sources of soluble fiber.
Peachy Seiden (Cincinnati, OH) on Nov 15, 2011
Most fruits and vegetables are good sources of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Both are essential to maintain good health. Foods like whole grain oats, barley, millet, wheat berries and beans are excellent sources of soluble fiber (as well as insoluble fiber). In addition, fruits such as pears, citrus fruits, prunes also contain good amounts of soluble fiber. Carrots, broccoli and Brussels sprouts are high on the list. Psyllium and flax seeds contain the most amount of soluble fiber per gram, however, the other foods aforementioned are more common, palatable and easier to eat.
Carolyn Brown (New York, NY) on Dec 2, 2011
Soluble fiber is found in oats, beans, apples, pears, citrus fruits, barley, lentils, nuts, flaxseeds, carrots, cucumber, celery and psyllium. With apples and pears, make sure to eat the skin. Both kinds (insoluble and soluble) are very important, so try to eat as many unprocessed, whole foods as possible.
Lauren Slayton (New York, NY) on Nov 15, 2011
What are the best food sources of soluble fiber? Soluble fiber dissolves in water to form a gel-like consistency that absorbs blood cholesterol and is excreted on the way out of the body. Soluble fiber also regulates the release of glucose in the blood, which is particularly helpful for people with type 2 diabetes. Some good food sources of soluble fiber include flaxseed, chia, psyllium, oat bran, barley, kidney beans, peas, apples and citrus fruits.