7 Foods With High Fiber Content

1. Artichokes

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Intimidated by the tough-looking exterior of an artichoke? Preparing this vegetable is much easier than you think, and the health benefits of artichokes abound.

Artichokes: A Top Source of Antioxidants

2. Dates

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Registered dietitian Christy Brissette tells us why dates are so good for our health, especially as we age — and how to weave them into our diet.

The Health Benefits of Dates

3. Pine Nuts

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Considering their nourishing array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, pine nuts offer a wide variety of health benefits to older adults.

Pine Nuts: Pricey But Worth It

4. Almonds

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Regularly incorporating almonds into your diet (unsalted are best) can lower your risk for heart disease and improve cholesterol levels, making almonds a great all-around snack for older adults.

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5. Flax, Chia and Hemp Seeds

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The term super seeds refers to nutrient-dense, edible seeds such as chia, flax and hemp. They contain levels of vitamins and minerals disproportionate to their tiny size.

3 Super Seeds That Pack A Nutritional Punch

6. Apples

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Happily, apples are one of those delicious foods that also happen to be very good for us, especially as we get older. What makes them so nutritious? Read on.

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7. Persimmons

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According to a study at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, persimmons are the go-to fruit to keep us healthy as we age.

Persimmons: A Heart Healthy, High Fiber Fruit

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