Ask a Nutritionist
Check out our Ask a Nutritionist posts and get healthy info, tips and advice on how to add more fiber to your diet.
It’s true – summertime offers ample opportunity for fresh produce that easily meets our fiber needs for at least 25, and up to 38 grams of fiber per day. The autumn harvest is no slouch, however. Fall fruits and vegetables offer big flavor, high concentrations of nutrition, and plenty of fiber.
Add these items to your shopping and meal planning lists this fall, and you just might forget what you miss about summer’s bounty.
It’s hard to believe that the sun-soaked days of summer are soon to be followed by school days and full schedules. Where does the time go?
If packing school lunch becomes part of your daily routine once the school year rolls around, you might already be thinking about ways to make good nutrition part of your child’s daily package. This blog post offers a few suggestions to make packing lunch simple, nutritious, and full of fiber.
Trying to stay slim over the summer months? As you well know, an active lifestyle in addition to wise food choices can be helpful to achieving this goal. Increasing how many high-fiber foods one eats can help too. Aside from many other health benefits of the rough stuff, research shows that increasing fiber assists with weight loss and management efforts.
Weight management. Cardiovascular health. Cancer prevention. Digestive health. Diabetes management. What is one nutrient that contributes to these health benefits, and more? It’s fiber. With all of the beneficial health effects of fiber, it’s hard to imagine how Americans consistently fall short of the recommended 25 grams of fiber per day. Yet, Americans’ busy lifestyles and frequent consumption of overly processed foods put us at an average of just 16 grams per day. If you are thinking about making a change in your dietary habits, you might consider ways to increase your fiber intake - the benefits speak for themselves.
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