9 Surprising Ways To Add More Fiber To Your Diet

With many of us focused on trying to drop a few pounds this time of year, it's important to focus on what you can do (not what you can't do!) and be consistent with it for the months ahead to not only lose weight but to keep it off for the long haul.

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Fiber is one of the elements of a healthy diet that helps keep us healthy, more satisfied, and yes, even slimmer. As February is Heart Health Month, it's a perfect time to think about foods that may help lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. Thankfully for us, many high fiber foods do just that.

We hear about fiber here, there, and everywhere, but we're still not getting enough. Most people only get between 12 to 18 grams of fiber per day instead of the recommended 25 to 38 grams, and a recent study shows that 44 percent of Americans believe they need more fiber in their diets.

Try these nine simple and tasty tips to help you hit your recommended 25 grams a day.

Keri Glassman RD is the founder of Nutritious Life and author of The New You and Improved Diet: 8 Rules to Lose Weight and Change Your Life Forever.