4 Simple Ways to Add More Fiber Into Your Diet
Not getting enough fiber is dangerous for your health.
While many people know that fibrous foods are important for weight loss, immune health, digestion and maintaining heart health, most people still fall short of getting enough. It’s recommended that adults get at least 25–30 grams of fiber every day — ideally even more — yet most get only about 15 grams or less.
Not getting enough fiber each day can lead to various health problems such as constipation and bloating, weight gain, sleep troubles, digestive issues and cardiovascular problems.
Here are six natural ways to add more fiber to your diet:
Eat One Avocado Per Day
Avocados are a high caloric food, but they are packed with healthy fat, fiber antioxidants and other vital nutrients. Plus, they are delicious!
Just one cup of avocado contains 10.5 grams.
Bake With High Fiber Flour
When baking food, choose flour that will add nutritious fiber to your meal.
Substitute white flour for whole-wheat flower or coconut flour, which has eleven grams of fiber per cup.
Several other non-wheat flours have three grams of fiber per ounce, which is the same as whole-wheat flour. These include almond, hazelnut, chickpea, buckwheat and barley flours.
Enjoy Plenty of Legumes
Beans are extremely rich in carbs, protein, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.
According to Nutrition Data, just one cup of cooked beans can deliver up to 75% of your daily fiber.
Some studies have even linked replacing meat with legumes a few days per week can promote digestive health.
Vegetables, Vegetables and More Vegetables
Everyone by now knows that eating vegetables are great because they are packed with antioxidants, polyphenols and phytonutrients. But not everyone knows that vegetables also contain plenty of healthy natural fiber.
Fill your plate up with plenty of broccoli, spinach, kale, cauliflower and cucumber. Drizzle your veggies with a high quality fat source like melted grass
fed butter to increase fat intake and absorption of nutrients.
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