The best low carb, high fibre foods

The best low carb, high fibre foods

If you have ever toyed with a low carb or keto diet, you’ll know how disastrous they can be on your digestive health. This is mainly because it’s hard for you to achieve your daily fibre needs. If you are going on a low carb or keto diet, you need to refer to this list of foods which are high in fibre for your low carb needs.

Fibre is absolutely essential for good gut health, which in turn reduces stress, anxiety, digestive disorders and symptoms, hormone balance, skin health, and much much more. Ultimately you absolutely need to eat 20-35g of fibre per day for optimal overall health and wellbeing.

Insoluble fibre doesn’t dissolve in water, it goes all the way through your digestive system, adds bulk to your diet, prevents constipation, and keeps you regular. Great for digestive health.

Soluble fibre dissolves in water, it slows down your digestion and keeps you feel full.

So how do you achieve high levels of fibre to reach your daily goals if you’re on a low carb diet? Eat plenty of the following foods:

Vegetables high in fibre, low in carbs

  • Artichokes
  • Brussel sprouts
  • dark leafy greens (great insoluble fibre)
  • Broccoli (great insoluble fibre)
  • Cauliflower
  • Mushrooms
  • Asparagus
  • Eggplant
  • Summer Squash
  • Cabbage (great insoluble fibre)
  • celery (great soluble fibre)

read more about the importance of low carb, high fibre vegetables here

Fruits high in fibre, low in carbs

  • Berries, berries berries! Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries. Eat them as snacks or incorporate in meals
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1/2 peach
  • 1/2 grapefruit

Try:  Barley, blueberry and watercress salad

Other low carbs, high fibre food

  • 1/2 cup lentils (great soluble fibre)
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • Tofu
  • Psyllium husks
  • Chia seeds
  • Flaxseeds (great soluble fibre)
  • Almonds (great soluble fibre)
  • Bran
  • Popcorn