Here is a little tip that I feel many people overlook. Fiber is an important part of everyone’s diet and needs to be incorporated into your daily eating regimen. Of course, you may be at home thinking, ” why on earth do I need to have fiber everyday??” Well, I am glad you asked!!!!!
Fiber comes in two forms which are soluble insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber is a type of fiber that dissolves in water to form a gel-like material. It can help lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels. Insoluble fiber is a type of fiber that promotes the movement of material through your digestive system and helps prevent constipation. It does not dissolve in water.
Now both types of fiber are important and the health benefits may include:
- Lowering blood cholesterol.
- Lowering blood glucose levels or maintaining healthy blood glucose levels.
- Aiding with weight loss.
- Aiding the body in getting the toxins out of your system.
- Maintaining a healthy digestive track.
- Reducing risk of heart disease.
- Maintaining healthy skin.
- Increase in energy.
On average, a male needs to have approximately 35 grams of fiber a day and women need approximately 25 grams of fiber a day depending on you age. Check with your primary care physician on the amount of fiber you need in your diet.
The next question that many ask is where do I get all this fiber? Well, part of it is incorporating into your your diet and below is a list of veggies, fruits, grains, nuts and beans that have fiber in them.
In addition to eating healthy (for the most part…lol), I also take an amazing fiber drink that really works well. Now I hope that you found this little bit of information about fiber helpful. Like I mentioned, it is something everyone needs to incorporate into their daily diet if you want to have a healthy digestive track and have good health. 🙂