I started back using psyllium and I love the brand Konsyl cause that is the only ingredient in the product and I can just add a teaspoon into my protein shake.
Links on psyllium here and here The second link explains some of the side effects-like bloating etc. and tips to minimize. It does take getting used to sometimes-so I start with half the amount per serving and work up to the full serving of the psyllium.
Foods with high fiber:
Highest Fiber Vegetables Avocado
Chick Peas/Garbanzo Beans
Greens -- collards, kale, turnip greens*
Potato with skin
Peas -- black-eyed peas, green peas
These high-fiber vegetables are also goitrogenic, meaning that they promote thyroid enlargement and can potentially cause or aggravate hypothyroidism. Typically, the risk is highest when these foods are consumed raw, regularly, and in substantial quantity. Cooking eliminates most goitrogenic properties.
Highest Fiber FruitsApples
Berries -- Blueberies, Blackberries, Raspberries, etc.
Dried Fruits -- Figs, Raisins, Apricots, Dates, etc.
Other High Fiber Foods
Bran Cereals, 5-10 grams - All-Bran, Bran Buds, 100% Bran, Raisin Bran
Bread, whole grain
Beans, Lentils, Lima Beans
Nuts -- Almonds, Brazil nuts, Peanuts, Walnuts, Cashews
So how much fiber do we need, and why do we need it?? Answers from webmd here and from Livestrong here and here too