Which foods are low in fiber?

Updated November 21, 2016

Most people don't get enough fibre in their diets, but certain individuals with medical conditions such as colitis, Crohn's disease or other digestive ailments are prescribed a low-fibre diet. Fortunately, there are a variety of healthy foods that are low in fibre.

Dairy Foods

Dairy foods such as milk, cheese, yoghurt and sour cream are naturally low in fibre. Take caution to avoid products with added nuts or seeds.


Tender, well-cooked meats, poultry, fish, eggs and tofu are good low-fibre sources for protein. Avoid beans and peas.


Choose bread, pasta, cereals and other baked goods made from refined white flour rather than whole grain flours. White rice is lower in fibre than brown rice. Avoid products that have nuts, seeds, dried fruits or bran added.


Avoid vegetables with peels and seeds such as beans, peas, corn, parsnips and members of the cabbage family such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower. All other vegetables are fairly low in fibre, but they should be cooked prior to eating.


Most fats are low in fibre. Butter, bacon, margarine, salad dressing, cream, gravy and smooth peanut butter are low-fibre foods, but nuts, seeds, olives and crunchy nut butters are high in fibre.

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