Do we really need FIBER for a smooth move?

“Do we really need fiber?”…Stacy asks.

Just a few reasons…

Food that is high in fiber content is digested and absorbed much more slowly.  This means that less sugar appears in the blood per unit of time, as a result less insulin is released and less fat is likely to be stored.

Both soluble and insoluble fiber add bulk and softness to the stool helping to decrease the chances of the much dreaded constipation.

High fiber diet benefits include:

•  normalizes bowel movements & maintains bowel health

• controls blood sugar levels

• weight control

• lowers cholesterol levels

• may even reduce high blood pressure and inflammation

Fiber needs:

WOMEN   under 50 – 25g  over 51-21g

MEN under 50 – 38g over 51– 30 g

Sources of soluble fiber: oatmeal, oat cereal, lentils, apples, oranges, pears, oat bran, strawberries, nuts, flaxseeds, beans, dried peas, blueberries, psyllium, cucumbers, celery, and carrots.

Sources of insoluble fiber: whole wheat, whole grains, wheat bran, corn bran, seeds, nuts, barley, couscous, brown rice, bulgur, zucchini, celery, broccoli, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, dark leafy vegetables, raisins, grapes, fruit, and root vegetable skins.

Sources of fiber rich supplements:  flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, glucomannan

With increase in fiber, increase your water intake too.

To rid of FAT & POOP the answer is YES!

Eat smart and Feel great!

In peace, health & with much love

Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer