One health tip that I wanted to share with you surrounds the importance of adding fiber to your daily routine. Not only does it help keep your digestive track healthy, it also helps you feel full, which may help over the holiday season!!! Lol!!! 🤣🤣 Of course, I like to think that I will eat foods that have enough fiber in them to keep me healthy, but the sad fact is that many of us don’t get enough fiber from the foods we eat!!!
Now fiber comes in two forms which are soluble and 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:
1. Lowering blood cholesterol.
2. Lowering blood glucose levels or maintaining healthy blood glucose levels.
3. Aiding with weight loss.
4. Aiding the body in getting the toxins out of your system.
5. Maintaining a healthy digestive track.
6. Reducing risk of heart disease.
7. Maintaining healthy skin.
8. 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.
Here’s to your health!!! 🙂