Sunday, July 10, 2011


A diet with a lot of fiber can promote a healthier life and prevent a lot of intestinal and cardiovascular health problems.  Fiber is a carbohydrate that cannot be digested.  Mainly the outer layer of most fruits and vegetables, fiber helps slow down your digestive system so that nutrients can be processed efficiently.  Fiber also goes through your digestive system and acts as a sponge absorbing fat and sugar.  A high fiber diet will increase satiety, meaning it will take longer for your body to digest fiber so you will be less hungry after you eat it.  It is recommended that you consume at least 25 grams of fiber a day to maintain a healthy balance within your body.

Here are some good sources of fiber:
·     Oat
·     Nuts
·     Fruits
·     Leafy green vegetables
·     Whole grains
·     Legumes
·     Seeds

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