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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.
Weight Loss Quick Fix or Quick Failure?
If you are like many Americans, you may have a desire to lose weight. And while a national market research group suggests that fewer people are dieting than in years past, starting a new weight loss diet in the New Year is something of a tradition in the United States. So, what are people doing to “try to lose weight?”
People choose vegetarian diets for a variety of reasons including health, social, ethical, environmental, religious, or other factors. Nutritionally adequate vegetarian styles of eating are supported by scientific literature as healthful and beneficial in the treatment and prevention of certain chronic diseases. Also, vegetarian diets are found to be appropriate for individuals during all stages of life including infancy, childhood and adolescence, during pregnancy and lactation, and for athletes. As more people turn to this diet, more vegetarian foods, including vegetarian and vegan fiber bars, become available. This article explains some of the basic elements of vegetarian diets, nutritional considerations and practical tips.
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