Posted on March 29, 2016 in Blog
We all know there are many benefits to consuming fiber rich foods regularly, but some how most Americans don’t get enough in their daily diet. The Institute of Medicine recommends that women get 25 grams of fiber a day minimum and men should consume around 38 grams. Men and women older than 50, an intake of 30 and 21 grams are recommended. Unfortunately Americans are consuming an average of 15 grams per day.
Consuming fiber can prevent a whole host of negative health conditions including treating and preventing constipation, hemorrhoids; decreasing blood cholesterol levels which protect against certain forms of cancer and facilitate weight loss.
Are you getting enough fiber?
Do you know what foods are rich in fiber?
It can be a lot to think about, but if you can make this simple change (increase fiber intake) to your diet, you will gain many health benefits.
Let’s start with some basics…Soluble fiber helps you feel ‘full’ because it absorbs water and bulks up in your stomach.
Insoluble fiber helps speed up the passage of waste through your digestive tract and reduces the risk of colon cancer.
The key is to eat plenty of vegetables, fruit, beans and whole grains that are high in total fiber so you get the benefit of both.
Many whole plant foods are rich in different types of dietary fiber.
Here is a list of some of the best ways to consume fiber rich foods.
Whole wheat (bread, pasta)
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