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For those of us who consider ourselves baby boomers, we might not think “the rules” apply to us like they did in our younger days. In some cases, I suppose they don’t. In the case of nutrition and healthy eating, however, they most certainly do and even more so than years passed. Solid nutrition is vital at every age, and becomes more and more vital with age. It is a true foundation for living well and aging well.
You recognize the perks of eating more fiber, from weight management to lower cholesterol and healthier blood sugar levels. You’re not sure you can meet the recommended 25 grams per day from the foods you eat and you are wondering if taking a fiber supplement is the way to go. You might even be thinking that taking fiber in the form of a pill is a preferred way to reach your fiber goals. In this post, we weigh the pros and cons of fiber-filled supplements vs. fiber-filled foods.
New research published on-line in the February edition of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition supports the belief that switching from refined grains to whole grains may help with weight management efforts, even as much as a daily 30 minute walk helps to manage weight.
You’ve resolved to eat healthier in the New Year. As part of your effort, you might be aiming to eat more fiber-containing foods – beans, whole grains, vegetables, fruits and nuts – to reach a daily goal of 25 – 35 grams. You recognize the value to your digestive health, your heart health, your weight, and your overall well-being. You might even be strategizing about ways to incorporate higher fiber foods into your daily eating plan, and wondering about the best times of day to include them.
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