Most people are aware that they need fiber in their diet for a healthy body. Nutritionists and dieticians say people need 25 grams of Fiber a day. Fiber is good for the body and it also helps us stay full longer. When you think about it, it is not hard to get the recommended amount of fiber into your diet. Here are seven food categories that will provide the recommended daily amount. According to WebMD, these are foods that are high in fiber.

1. Grains

Whole grains are an essential part of a healthy diet and the USDA recommends six 1-ounce servings of grains each day.

Whole grain foods include cooked brown rice, whole wheat bread, and even wheat crackers.

2. Cereal

You will not get all the fiber you need by eating a cup of breakfast cereal. Therefore, make sure to eat other foods high in fiber during the day. For instance, a cup of cooked oatmeal provides only about 5 grams of fiber, but it is enough to keep you full until your next meal. Dry breakfast cereal provides more fiber, but also contains more sugar.

3. Beans

There is no need to eat beans every day of the week, but it is best to eat some a few times during the week. Beans have fiber and healthy plant protein. There are enough ways to eat them without getting bored. Eat them in soup, in salads, and even in your burrito.

4. Vegetables

Vegetables are high in fiber whether cooked or raw.

Discuss this news on Eunomia

Vegetables can be eaten cooked, as they are, or cooked in soups. They can be eaten raw in a salad. It is not difficult at all to get fiber from vegetables every day. To add variety, it is acceptable to eat carrots, sweet potatoes, and cauliflower because the servings don't all have to be green leafy vegetables.

5. Fruits

It is easy to get several servings of fruit each day.

They can be put on your breakfast cereal, eaten in a lunchtime salad, as a mid-day snack, or a fruit dessert. There are so many fruits available that a person can choose a different one for each meal. Most of them contain about 4 grams of fiber.

6. Flaxseed

If you need more fiber, simply stir a tablespoon of ground flaxseed into your soups, salads, casserole, or smoothies. Only one tablespoon will add 3 grams of fiber to your meal. The good thing about flaxseed is that it contains both soluble and insoluble fiber.

7. Pasta

Pasta might seem to be out of place on this list of foods for fiber. Most people know that pasta falls into the category of Carbohydrates. Diabetics have discovered a little-known tip: carbohydrates can be turned into fiber before being consumed.

The tip is to cook pasta but don't eat it right away. Put it in the refrigerator and eat it the next day. The dish will have fewer carbs because they would have turned into fiber instead of into starch. Reheating the pasta or other carbohydrates will help diabetics lower blood sugar levels instead of raising it. It will help everyone get more fiber in their diet.