Thursday, September 13, 2012

Healthy Tip of the Day: Foods with Fiber

Lately, I have been having many conversations with my clients on how they need to add more fiber into their diet. Fiber is extremely important for lowering your blood sugar levels and cholesterol, it helps regulate your digestive system and helps you feel fuller for longer periods of time. Unfortunately, few people actually consume enough. Women should be consuming at least 25 grams of fiber a day, while men need 35 to 40 grams daily.

The biggest question: "What foods have fiber?" Predominately, you will need to look for whole foods, especially in form of plants, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and grains.


(Apples and strawberries contain soluble fiber.....and are delicious!!)

Here's an article from Health that lists 20 great sources of fiber and also has links to recipes to help you figure out ways to include more fiber in your diet.

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20553010,00.html

And here is another with lists of fiber-rich foods:

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/fiber-how-much-do-you-need

The good news? A lot of these foods are easy to find at your grocery store, and can be bought on the cheap, so you don't have to worry about being healthy while going broke at the same time!

ENJOY!


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