Getting More Fiber In Your Diet
So you’ve decided that you need more fiber in your diet. Most people do! But where can you get it easily? Adding more foods that are high in fiber to your diet can be difficult if you’re not sure what foods are on that list. Here are several different ways you can increase the amount of fiber you get every day without making major changes to your life.
Start your day off with a breakfast cereal that’s whole grain and unsweetened. Look for cereals that have a minimum of four grams of fiber in each serving. But watch out for cereals that are high in sugars. You don’t want to make any issue worse by increasing your sugar intake.
Eat some apples—apples are high in pectin, a type of soluble fiber. Pectin also helps to increase that feeling of being full so you won’t eat as much food. Doctors recommend eating two apples each day to get a good amount of pectin.
For a snack, replace empty calories like candy or chocolate with broccoli and baby carrots. You can dip these vegetables in a low-fat ranch dressing if you want. You won’t be as hungry, won’t ingest as many calories, and get about five grams of fiber.
Replace white grains with brown. Brown foods like brown rice, whole wheat pasta, and whole wheat pita include more fiber. Just by switching out some of these foods, you can greatly increase the amount of fiber you get without really changing what you’re eating. In many cases, you won’t even taste the difference.
You may also want to start taking an acai berry supplement. Research has shown that a supplement such as the acai berry may be able to provide you with a number of benefits.
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