Leg challenge. Fiber is an important part of your diet, you can’t get around it. It’s the “intestinal broom” sweeping clean and getting into all of the nooks and crannies of the digestive system. Without out it the nooks and crannies fill in along with the rest of your piping, before you know it you are on total clog, and feel poorly to say the least, colon cancer to say the worst.
Fiber adds almost zero calories to the diet
Getting fiber in your diet is the only way to burn calories doing absolutely nothing. That’s right, because your digestive system is burning up calories by cleaning and digesting toxins from the system. If you have been eating a low fiber diet you may suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulosis, constipation and headaches, poor complexion, and a host of other symptoms.
Fiber slows the entrance of sugar into your blood stream
Slowing down on munchies and getting you off the “blood sugar roller coaster,” reducing the risk of getting diabetes and heart disease. It’s like you when you are bored and in front of the television and always looking for something to eat. Fiber takes some time to digest and break down, when your system is busy digesting real food and assimilating there’s not time for or room for sweets and other junk.
Drinking powdered fiber supplements is not the most healthy way to “get it in you.” It’s as if you are getting little pieces if gravel and water absorber in your stomach unnaturally and it can cause just as many problems as not eating fiber at all. The RDA for fiber is 25-38 grams a day and a 8-ounce glass only contains 3 grams, that’s a lot of gritty glasses of juice or water to drink.
- 1 cup raspberries 8 g,
- 1 pear 5g,
- 1 orange 3 g,
- 1 cup spaghetti with wholegrain pastas 6 g,
- 1 cup oatmeal 4 g,
- 1 ounce raisins 1g,
- 1 cup split peas 16 g,
- 1 cup lentils or blackbeans
- 1 cup 15 g,
- 1 medium artichoke 10 g,
- 1 cup broccoli 5 g,
- 1 cup brown rice 3.5g.
Sources of fiber: oats, bran barley, apples, nuts, flaxseeds, beans, popcorn, baked potato with skin and fruits and vegetables.
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