Fibre vs. carbs

  • Fritter

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    Nov 18, 2009 8:21 PM GMT
    I'm wondering if anyone has advice about getting enough fibre, without all those nasty carbs. I know fruit and wholegrain breads are great for fibre, but they are also full of carbs. Are veggies not as bad? Is the only solution nuts? or am I just off the deep end on all of this and not worry so much, and just keep on with fruits, wholegrain breads and veggies?
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    Nov 18, 2009 8:31 PM GMT
    Shirataki noodles are entirely fiber with zero calories. I've never tried them, but they're popular with the low-carb crowd. They're made out of this stuff:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konjac
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    Nov 18, 2009 10:22 PM GMT
    you can do All-bran buds cereal you get mostly fiber and other complex carbs. (fiber is a type of carb by the way but it is just not digestable) so a 1/3 cup of this cereal gives you 13 grams (51%dv) of your carbs in the form of fiber! I have it every morning for breakfast with some non-fat plain yogurt.

    Josh
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    Nov 19, 2009 1:59 PM GMT
    Get some psyillium husks. Stir them into cereal, or mince for burgers, or anything else you can hide a mildly gritty substance in.

    It gels though, so don't abuse it.

    Or, y'know... Vegetables? Go nuts for the cruicifers like broccoli (NOM NOM NOM) and you'll fiber it up some.
  • Fritter

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    Nov 20, 2009 3:49 AM GMT
    Thanks for all the advice guys!
  • delthespaz

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    Nov 22, 2009 1:56 AM GMT
    Not all carbs are bad. If you are really conscious of your carb intake and would like a simpler way trying to figure out what to eat, try the Paleo diet.