Need Fiber in Your Diet? Eat a Tree, a Coconut

I am an LPN Nurse and recouping from being very sick, this is how I ate myself back to health. This article continues telling the story of my research into a different kind of nutrition.

By Joan McDaniel            September 2, 2012

Cinnamon 1 cup 66+ grams Fiber    Shredded Coconut Meat 1 cup 80 grams Fiber

Also, Coconut water contains 9g of fiber in 3.5 oz. or about 20 g per cup.

Finding a List of Food with Total Fiber Counts.

The term Fiber comes up mostly when discussing carbohydrates and processed foods. In my research I have found several lists.  These list show foods from several food groups and their fiber counts.  I thought I would provide a nice comprehensive list of fiber counts for all of us to use.  Unfortunately each list is different.  Some foods are repeated on each list but the majority isn’t.  There isn’t one list that nutritionist agree on. So I provided my own.

My List of Fiber Food Sources

Food sources of fiber include Cinnamon, Coconut meat, Coconut water, collard greens, eggplant, mustard greens, navy beans, raspberries, turnip greens and whole grain flour, rice, nuts and seeds. Now most of the foods on my list appear nowhere else.  The whole grain flour, rice, nuts and seeds do but that’s about it.

For an example; I can’t find Cinnamon or Coconut on any list by any nutritionist anywhere. Well, that’s OK!  I know a good nutritionist would never include the coconut because we coconut lovers are just not classy enough.  Just because over half the world daily consumes coconut in all of its forms is totally ignored.  The USDA is an American Government Agency located in Washington DC and Washington DC doesn’t eat coconut so no one else should either.  Coconuts don’t grow in Washington DC therefore, they don’t exist. But now, I’m getting sidetracked.

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