The Surprising Benefits of Fiber-Rich Foods

Foodtown grocery stores are dedicated to the health, happiness, and convenience of our customers. One way we maintain this dedication is by offering a selection of nutrient-rich products and ingredients at affordable prices. This month, we’re putting our attention towards fiber, which offers undeniable benefits to individuals young and old.

Fiber is best known for its ability to regulate bowel movements and promote a healthy digestive system. However, fiber-rich foods offer numerous other benefits, necessary for leading a healthy lifestyle. In addition to promoting digestive health, fibrous ingredients can lower cholesterol levels and your risk of diabetes, as well as assist in maintaining a healthy weight by keeping you feel fuller, longer.

Delicious and Versatile Fibrous Food and Ingredients

While plenty of foods are naturally high in fiber, they can have a reputation for being bland. Fortunately, there are so many tasty ways to sneak this nutrient into your diet. During your next trip to one of our convenient Foodtown grocery store locations, be sure to stock up on the following high-fiber foods, many of which are kid-friendly and full of flavor:

  • Legumes – Tasty and highly versatile, legumes are considered gold nuggets of fiber. Black beans, kidney beans, and pinto beans are stocked with fiber and can all be used to make a tasty chili or bean salad. Meanwhile, peas and lentils fall into the category of legumes, making a delicious addition to many soups.
  • Vegetables – It goes without saying that veggies are loaded with vitamins and minerals. When it comes to fibrous vegetables, a good rule of thumb is that the more colorful, the better. Serving radishes, carrots, cauliflower, kale, parsnips, and eggplant with protein-rich hummus make them all the more appealing to picky eaters.
  • Fruits – Fruits are the sweetest way to sneak fiber into your diet, perfect for appealing to toddlers and teenagers alike. Again, color is key. Stock up on the fibrous fruits of raspberries, mangoes, bananas, kiwi, blueberries, and blackberries. A simple fruit salad is a great mid-day snack, perfect for getting a scrumptious boost of this essential nutrient.
  • Nuts – When you’re looking for a crunch, nuts are your go-to. Top your salad with a handful of walnuts for an extra serving of fiber or create your own trail mix with fiber-nuts, such as cashews, almonds, and pistachios. Add raisins, coconut flakes, and dark chocolate chips to make a tasty school or work day snack.

Shop Nutritious Ingredients at Foodtown Grocery Stores

When it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle that meets your family’s budgetary requirements, rely on Foodtown. Our aisles are lined with an array of versatile and nutritious ingredients, capable of appealing to even the pickiest of eaters. Visit your local Foodtown supermarket today to shop fiber-rich foods with ease.

Locate the Foodtown grocery store nearest you to pick up some fiber-rich essentials to keep you and your family healthy. Be sure to sign up for our digital coupons app before your next visit to save on these tasty products and ingredients!