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Should I eat fiber on a low carb diet?

Simply put: Yes, you should eat fiber on a low carb diet. Adding fiber to your diet will help to keep you full throughout the day, and can help limit your cravings for less-healthy foods.

Low carb diet plans introduced the concept of “net” carbs as a way to allow “good” carbs like fiber into your diet, while advising against consumption of simple carbs, like sugars. Fiber is considered to be a “good carb” because it is not digested, and has a stabilizing effect on blood sugar levels. When reading food labels, you can deduct the grams of Fiber from total carbohydrates in a product to determine its “net” carb count.

When you’re trying to keep your carb count low, fiber-rich foods like whole grains, fruits and vegetables can be integrated into your diet pretty easily.

Eating a diet high in fiber can also help to prevent heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal troubles. High fiber diets have even been associated with longer life spans.

Patrick J. Skerrett, Executive Editor of Harvard Health, recommends checking food labels to make sure that there is at least 1 gram of fiber for every 10 grams of carbohydrates per serving.

At NuGo, we believe in eating balanced meals to maintain a healthy lifestyle over time. We don’t specifically endorse or recommend a low carb diet plan.