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Why You Should Eat a High-Fiber Diet

Why You Should Eat a High-Fiber Diet
June 06
08:01 2016

In the case of healthy diets, there are often two sides to every story. It is not common for doctors to all agree that one type of diet is nutritionally beneficial, however there is one nutrient that experts can agree should be included in a healthy diet. Fiber.

Fiber is a nutrient that powers the bacteria in our intestines. When this fiber is ingested by our bacteria, byproducts are produced that nourish our cells, and most importantly, fight off inflammation, the first sign of many diseases.

When a diet is fiber-poor, the bacteria in your intestines essentially starve and slowly die off. If left without fiber for a long period of time, studies show that this bacteria may never grow back!

To avoid these consequences, be sure to eat a healthy diet full of fiber by keeping these tips in mind:

  • Women should consume 25-30 grams of protein per day and men should consume around 40 grams per day.
  • To consume this amount of fiber, incorporate vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts and seeds into your diet.
  • High-fiber diets help with your digestion and your hip-to-waist ratio.
  • High-fiber foods fill you up for longer periods of time, meaning you’ll consume less calories overall

Ready to get started with a high-fiber diet? Pick up some raspberries, blackberries and Brussels sprouts at the store today!

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