Thursday, September 27, 2007


You hear people talk about it and you often think, why is fiber so important? Well there are many reasons, but learning about fiber can be a little confusing, I will try to break it down so that we can all understand!

There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble and both are good for you. What do these mean? Well it's simple... is the fiber water soluble or not? Neither forms can be digested and both are full of benefits.

Soluble: lowers cholesterol and LDL cholesterol reducing the risk of heart disease, regulates blood sugar for people with diabetes

Insoluble: prevents constipation, removes toxic waste from colon, prevents colon cancer

Not to mention eating fiber is a good weight loss tip :) There are many high fiber foods that you eat everyday and they come in so many forms... fruits, veggies, grains, beans etc. For a more extensive list click on the link above.
The American Heart Association also promotes fiber! It's everywhere! It is recommended for women to get between 21-25 grams and men are recommended to get between 30-38 grams. So start the fiber search!!

Healthy Tip #6: EAT FIBER! The foods are delicious and easy to find. Try to get as much as you can! There is never too much when it comes to fiber!

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