Fill up on Fiber
I consider Fiber a super food. For those of you looking for a quick fix, fiber is about as good as it gets. There are no magic pills that make you well, fit, or thin. Fiber does work hard to improve your health and flush out calories.
In fact studies show that fiber blocks the absorption of calories and flushes approximately 7 calories for every gram of fiber. Increasing your fiber intake by 10 grams per day will result in the elimination of 70 additional calories.
Here are a few more benefits of getting enough fiber daily. (For women 25-35 grams per day, and a minimum of 35 grams per day for men. Most adults only get about 50% of the recommended fiber.)
Digestive health… fiber improves the efficiency of waste elimination, minimizing constipation and improving the health of the colon. It is believed that fiber provides relief from Irritable Bowel Syndrome and lowers risk of developing hemorrhoids.
Lowers risk of heart disease and lowers bad cholesterol. It’s also believed to lower blood pressure.
Supports healthy blood sugar levels… by slowing the absorption of sugar. This is especially important for people with diabetes and for lowering your risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes.
Supports a healthy weight and weight loss… Fiber gives a sense of fullness which can minimize overeating. Fiber helps your body flush waste and toxins more efficiently supporting a healthier body and bodily processes. And as explained above adding fiber eliminates additional calories supporting weight loss.
What’s not to love about fiber? See I told you it’s a super food.
Fruits and veggies are a great source of fiber. Grains, beans, and some nuts are also high in fiber. Click here to see a list of high-fiber foods.
Add fiber slowly over several days. Your body will need time to get acclimated. Be sure to drink plenty of water.
Adding fiber may not sound that sexy, but it might bring sexy back. Later… Kathi
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