High fiber foods are not only important for digestive health -- they can also help to maintain weight, lower cholesterol, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, prevent colon cancer and more.
Yet despite their incredible health boost, as HuffPost's Catherine Pearson previously reported, we aren't eating nearly enough of the stuff:
To get those benefits, the Institute of Medicine recommends individuals eat 14 grams for every 1,000 calories of food, which means most of us should be getting between 25 and 40 grams daily. But, as the National Institutes of Health reports, we tend to fall way short -- the average American gets only about 14 grams per day.
But beyond the usual culprits -- whole grains, leafy vegetables and dried fruit -- what other foods can pack a high fiber punch? Here are a few more to add to your repertoire:
Sure, these creamy fruits are known for their monounsaturated fat and delicious role in guacamole, but did you know that each half packs six grams of fiber?
Creamy and dense, a can of pumpkin has seven grams per one-cup serving.
Whole grain pasta has about six grams per serving. Bonus points if you toss it with broccoli and pine nuts for added fiber-power.
A baked potato might seem more diet-buster than booster, but with the skin, <a href="http://www.livestrong.com/article/448453-is-a-baked-potato-high-in-fiber/">a spud has a whopping four grams of fiber</a> -- and <a href="http://www.livestrong.com/article/355542-sweet-potato-skins-and-nutrition/">the same goes for a sweet potato</a>.
They might look like cocktail hour food, but one serving of the center part of the artichoke plant, known as the "heart," <a href="http://greatist.com/health/high-fiber-snacks/">contains more than seven grams of fiber</a>.
Thanks to the central ingredient of chickpeas, <a href="http://greatist.com/health/high-fiber-snacks/">hummus has 3.7 grams of fiber</a> per quarter-cup serving.
Yes, it's full of nuts and perhaps not the biggest surprise on this list, but almond butter <a href="http://www.fitsugar.com/Nutritional-Comparison-Peanut-Butter-Almond-Butter-3248632">has 25 percent more fiber than peanut butter</a>, at four grams per two-tablespoon serving.