Focus on Fiber! 🥦🍎🍞🌽🥪🍇🥗
Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body cannot digest. Most carbs are broken down into sugar, but fiber passes through the body mostly undigested. It helps regulate blood sugar, keeps you feeling full longer (in turn helping with weight management), and supports gut regularity. Foods in fiber are generally lower in calories too! A high intake of dietary fiber has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease by reducing cholesterol.
The recommended amount of dietary fiber for adults is about 25-30 grams every day. However, most Americans only consume about 15 grams daily.
The best sources of fiber are whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, & legumes.
Tips for increasing your fiber intake:
-Eat whole fruit instead of drinking fruit juice.
-Add extra veggies to your sandwiches or noodle dishes.
-Choose whole grain breads, pastas, & rice instead of white bread, pasta, & rice.
-Mix beans & legumes into your soups and salads.
-Snack on fresh fruits & veggies instead of packaged chips or crackers.
Try adding more fiber into your next meal today!
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