Get Enough Fiber

Get Enough Fiber

Fiber passes through your body without being digested. So it fills you up without adding calories. It can also lower your blood sugar and cholesterol.

Try to get 25 to 30 gram of fiber each day. Check the Nutrition Facts label to see how much fiber an item contains.

Increase Your Fiber Intake Slowly

Many of us don’t get enough fiber. If you need to boost your fiber intake, increase it slowly, over time. And drink plenty of water. This will help prevent an upset stomach. 

It’s best to get your fiber from food, instead of from a supplement. That’s because food has many nutrients besides fiber, such as vitamins and minerals, and has added benefits. 

High-fiber foods include:

  • Legumes (Beans, peas, chickpeas, and lentils)
  • Veggies and fruits- especially the ones that have skin or seeds that you eat
  • Nuts, such as peanuts, walnuts, and almonds
  • Seeds (chia seeds, flaxseeds, sesame seeds…)
  • Whole grain foods
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