Adding more fiber to your diet is one of the healthiest steps you can take to improve your wellness and control your weight. Really! It’s why we’re Fiber Nerds.
Because highly-respected experts advise that eating 25 grams of fiber each day is one of the healthiest steps you can take to control your diet and well-being, we’re sharing the skinny on this super nutrient.
Consider These Five Points Right Off The Bat...
- Foods with fiber make you feel full, which means you’re less likely to snack on empty calories.
- Fiber cleans out your circulatory and digestive systems, which protects youfrom various types of cancer.
- Fiber reduces the chance of developing certain heart and digestive diseases.
- Fiber is a proven way to help control diabetes.
- And you can track the amount of fiber you’re eating because food packages list grams of fiber on the Nutrition Facts label.
But There's More
But there’s more. Fiber only comes from plant products. Fruits; vegetables; beans; and cereal, pasta and bread made from whole grains contain fiber.
And it might be surprising to learn that the outer layer or skin of foods often has a lot of fiber. For example, a whole fresh apple has more fiber than either applesauce or an apple without the peel. So when the skin is edible, it’s beneficial to eat the outer peel of veggies and fruits.
There isn’t much fiber in most beverages, nor in foods that are “enriched” or “processed.” And lighter-colored foods, such as bananas and white bread, sometimes don’t have much fiber. But rich, dark-colored foods such as blueberries are more likely to be full of fiber.
Most experts agree that it’s healthier to eat a nutritious diet with fiber-filled foods as opposed to getting your fiber through a powder, pill or liquid supplement.
If you have specific questions about how much fiber is in your food or which veggie and fruit skins are edible, shoot us a question and we’ll get back to you pronto. Remember: We’re fiber nerds.
We hope you’re on board with eating 25 grams of fiber every day.