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fruits_veggies_colorfulVegetables are extremely important when it comes to cleaning up your diet. These vitamin packed foods are loaded with the necessary fibers. As mentioned in previous articles, fiber is mainly responsible for digestion and is an essential component for a balanced diet. Below I have included a chart indexing the calorie and fiber content for some of the more common vegetables. You can refer to this chart when you are trying to have a more fiber packed meal.

1/2 Cup ServingCalories    Fiber in Grams
Acorn squash574.5
Artichoke (1 medium)6410.3
Asparagus (10 spears)333
Avocado (1/4 fruit)803.4
Beets291.9
Bell peppers (green)151.3
Bell peppers (red)191.6
Bell peppers (yellow)180.7
Broccoli151.1
Brussels sprouts282
Butternut squash411
Carrots261.8
Cauliflower131.3
Celery70.8
Corn641.8
Kale170.7
Lettuce40.5
Mushrooms80.4
Olives (0.5 oz.)250
Onion341.1
Parsnips552.8
Peas624.4
Potato (1 small)1283
Spinach30.3
Summer squash121.2
Sweet potato (1 small)602.2
Tomato161.1
Turnip171.6
Zucchini100.6

Source – Popsugar

Now you have a list you can refer for calorie and fiber content. Play around with the list and try new things! You may find that you actually like Brussels sprouts, there my favorite!

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