Springtime is a great opportunity to refresh your body and mind. And with beautiful weather to enjoy, there are plenty of healthy ways to get reinvigorated. From exercising and spending time in nature to eating fresh veggies and healthy snacks like Fiber d’Lish bars, you’ll feel refreshed in no time.
Reduced blood pressure. Lower cholesterol. Healthy weight. What two things do all of these health perks have in common? Number one - they contribute to heart health. Number two - they are influenced by fiber intake. Amazing, but true, that the amount of fiber we consume protects our ticker – among the many other positive outcomes, like reduced chances of stroke and diabetes. With February being Heart Month, now is a perfect time to focus on at least a few lifestyle behaviors that attend to the heart - daily physical activity, stress management, and more fiber, to name a few.
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?”
Fiber is for more than just weight loss.
Dietary fiber is an essential part of an optimal diet. While there are many lifestyle factors that can influence the risk factors for chronic diseases, consuming the daily-recommended amount of dietary fiber (20-35 g/ day) can help prevent chronic disease by supporting proper digestion, healthy cholesterol levels, skin health, and normal blood glucose levels.
Fiber Benefits Digestion and Weight Loss
Dietary fiber supports weight loss by its ability to promote feelings of fullness and ensure regular bowel movements. While weight management and proper digestion are incredible benefits of dietary fiber, these are just two of the benefits that fiber has in promoting optimal health.
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