Have you heard to eat more fiber in your diet? Do you know why fiber in your diet is so good for your personal health?

Dietary fiber which is foundĀ  in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans is well known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation. Fiber along with adequate fluid intake moves quickly and relatively easily through your digestive tract and helps it function properly. But fiber has other health benefits such as lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease.

There are many ways to add fiber to your diet. When you start to add it you need to add it slowing so your digestive system gets use to the high levels. Let’s look at 3 simple ways to add fiber rich foods into your diet gradually if you are not getting much fiber now. If you are getting about 10 to 15 grams per day in you current diet then here are ways to add more gradually over time.

You want to work your diet up to 40 to 50 grams of fiber per day from fiber rich foods. If you are 10 grams today you do not want to eat 40 grams tomorrow. That is to much way to fast. You need to give your digestion system to get use to the increase of fiber passing through your system.

One very simple thing you can do is add an apple to your breakfast. If you are not eating breakfast then this is a great way to start your day. Another simple way is to add a small portion of beans to your lunch. You can make a separate dish, eat them as part of a soup, or add the beans to a salad. Do not eat a whole can of beans. One half cup of beans is adequate.

Another suggestions for adding fiber gradually is to add some vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower to your evening meal. They are easy to fix.

You do not want to add all this fiber to your diet at once. gradually over a couple weeks increase your fiber intake.

Find out how much dietary fiber you need, the foods that contain it and how to add them to meals and snacks for easy weight loss.

 

Dr Fleming: Simple Ways To Add Fiber

Filed under: Weight Loss Tips

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