Fiber – The New Superfood

Fiber in your Diet.  We have been talking a lot about how important it is for you to have fiber in your diet to lose weight.  But we have not been talking about what what the latest research has shown in health benefits.


Why a Superfood?


The Fiber research has linked these health benefits to lower risk of death from: cardiovascular [reduce blood cholesterol levels], colon and rectal cancer, respiratory disease, diabetes [helps control blood sugar level], and weight control [fiber is filling and almost has no calories].


Where do you get Fiber?


Beans, Grains, Vegetables, and Fruits.


How much fiber do you need?


To get the daily fiber you can consume two cups of fruits and two and a half cups of vegetables per day along with whole grains.




To watch out for in fiber?


Make sure to not have too much fiber >50 grams or increase your fiber quickly.  The bi-product of this is gas, cramps, and difficulty absorbing your vitamins.




Keep track of your Fiber you take in on a daily basis and you can reap the health benefits of this Superfood.




SOURCE: Magazines, Books, and On-Line Research


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