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Popular Foods With More Fiber Than Oatmeal

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When you think of getting more fiber in, what food do you think about eating? Oatmeal is likely a top contender, given that it's always being pushed as a heart-healthy, fiber-rich breakfast option . And while both of these facts are true (and oatmeal is still considered the best breakfast for longevity ), there are some foods on grocery shelves that actually have more fiber than oatmeal does! According to the American Heart Association (AHA) , you should be consuming around 25 to 30 grams of fiber a day in order to keep your body and heart healthy—especially when it comes to lowering your cholesterol. Having a few of these popular foods incorporated into your diet can help you easily reach that fiber goal. We took a look at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's FoodData Central to determine the most popular foods that have more fiber than a half cup of oatmeal—which has 4 grams of fiber in it. Here are the high-fiber foods you should add to your diet (along with oatmeal)