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BENEFITS OF FIBER


So what is the definition of fiber?


Fiber also known as roughage, is the part of plant-based foods (grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and beans) that the body can't break down. It passes through the body undigested, keeping your digestive system clean and healthy, easing bowel movements, and flushing cholesterol and harmful carcinogens out of the body.


According to the Satiety index, fresh fruits and vegetables are ideal additions to your diet because they leave you satisfied for longer. Foods like potatoes (yes, white potatoes or sweet potatoes), beans, and oatmeal are all proven to satisfy hunger for longer, which makes sense since all are rich sources of dietary fiber. So are fruits.


Fiber should be something we all strive to include in our diet. Fiber is a type of food the body cannot digest. Unlike most carbohydrates, it isn’t broken down into sugar. Therefore, it doesn’t provide us with energy but what it does provide us with is so much more:


  1. Lower risk of heart disease

  2. Manages cholesterol (soluble fiber helps lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol)

  3. Regulation of blood sugars (energy maintenance and balance)

  4. Improves colon health

  5. Prevents diverticular disease (risks rise as we age)

So how do we get fiber into our diets?


..... Think Natural ...... Here are a list of foods which are high in fiber.


Fruits

Vegetables

Beans

Legumes

Nuts

Seeds

Oats


How are you going to get more fiber into your diet?


Stay safe ..... but most importantly ..... stay strong!



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