HIGH FIBER benefits you may not know
Foods eaten more often that are high in fiber can provide a ton of health benefits. To name a few, help to maintain a healthy weight, lowering your risk of diabetes, decreased cholesterol levels, control blood sugar levels, improves liver health, heart disease, prevent some types of cancers, and much more.
Eat more berries and vegetables!!
The greener, the better in the vegetable department.
Fruits and vegetables are rich in fiber, as well as vitamins and minerals. Try to eat five or more servings daily, sounds crazy, huh? Not really, you should be having six small meals each day, and if all six have berries or greens, you’re an overachiever.
High-fiber foods are good for your health. But adding too much fiber too quickly can promote intestinal gas, abdominal bloating, and cramping. Increase fiber in your diet gradually over a few weeks. This allows the natural bacteria in your digestive system to adjust to the change.
Drink plenty of water, a total of 120 oz a day is the goal, easy to achieve with 16-20 oz first thing in the morning and the same amount with each meal. Fiber works best when it is consumed and absorbs with water.
Fiber can also reduce your risk for diverticulitis (inflammation of the intestine), hemorrhoids, gallstones, kidney stones, and provide some relief for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Some studies have also indicated that a high-fiber diet may help to lower gastric acid and reduce your risk for gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD) and ulcers.
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