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If you’re not used to eating the daily recommended value of fiber, suddenly and drastically increasing your fiber intake may not be the best plan. When fiber intake is increased too quickly, side effects of a high fiber diet may include minor bloating and abdominal cramps. If proper hydration is not added along with the added…Read More

When making a lifestyle change to adopt a high fiber diet, it’s important to know how much fiber to aim for, and what you should look for on nutrition labels. The Institute of Medicine has established guidelines on daily dietary fiber goals for individuals based on age and gender. These goal values are referenced when…Read More

It’s widely agreed that when considering whole grains vs refined grains, choosing whole grains is the better way to go. But do you know why? And do you know the difference between whole grains and refined grains? Whole grains contain the entire grain kernel—the bran, germ, and endosperm. Whole grains haven’t had their bran and…Read More

It’s widely understood that if you eat more fiber, you’ll be more regular. But fiber does a lot more for you than maintain regularity. Scientists and health researchers now tell us that a high-Fiber diet can increase our chances of preventing and treating chronic and acute health problems:

How Much Fiber Should I Eat

“How much fiber should I eat?” It’s an important question, considering how often you’ve likely heard that you should eat more fiber. When you eat the daily recommended fiber intake, you’re helping to keep your heart healthy, your digestion regular, and your weight in check. But most Americans don’t get enough fiber in their diets….Read More

There are two types of dietary fiber, each of which is important for helping maintain health in its own way.  Soluble fiber and insoluble fiber work in different ways in the body, but do their best work when they are teamed together.

It’s well-known that most Americans are fiber-deprived. Many people in the United States can benefit from adding fiber to their diets. But what is fiber, exactly? And what foods should you eat to add more fiber to your day? Fiber, sometimes referred to as roughage, is a complex carbohydrate found in plants. Fiber is found…Read More