When fiber is in your digestive tract it actually absorbs other molecules like carbs, fats, and sugars along with all there calories stopping them from making a home on your butt!
Fiber also adds bulk to foods helping you feel fuller without the added calories.
Fiber-rich foods take longer to digest which helps you feel fuller longer. Helping you eat less throughout the day.
Why is fiber important to our health?
Fiber protects against heart disease by helping lower cholesterol.
Fiber decreases the risk of diabetes by helping with weight-loss/control, and by controlling blood sugars during the day.
Fiber decreases the risk for breast cancer by lowering blood estrogen levels.
Fiber reduces blood pressure by reducing insulin resistance and inhibiting weight gain, two hypertension risk factors.
Fiber protects against colon cancer. High fiber diets reduce the risk of colon cancer by 40 percent...wow.
Fiber helps alleviate constipation.
How much fiber do we need?
The American Dietetic Association recommends 20-25 grams for the general public and 30-40 grams for people with cholesterol levels above 20. The National academy of science found that 90 percent of Americans do not get the recommended daily intake of fiber.
While I don't have high cholesterol, I eat a plant-based diet with at least 30-40 grams of fiber. It might sound like a lot but it is easier then you think.
Why the heck am I pushing fiber on you?
Well, Its obviously the answer to all of your problems, or at least some.
Really the answer is, I'm learning how to serve my clients better when it comes to losing that last bit of weight. Whether it's 10lbs or 40 lbs, and teaching women how to keep that weight off, get fit, and be healthy and confident is a huge part of a new program I will be starting this September 2018!
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