Fiber

Well, this past week I have really been focusing on my fiber intake….yeah, definitely some days that I don’t even come close.  Per Dr. Mercola, we should be consuming between 20-30 grams/day, 32 grams ideally.  The following is from Dr. Mercola:

If your diet could use more fiber, resist the urge to fortify it with whole grains. Instead, focus on eating more vegetables, nuts, and seeds. The following whole foods, for example, contain high levels of soluble and insoluble fiber.

Chia seeds Berries Vegetables such as broccoli and Brussels sprouts
Root vegetables and tubers, including onions and sweet potatoes Almonds Psyllium seed husk, flax, and chia seeds
Green beans Cauliflower Beans
Peas

A simple “rule” to remember is simply to get most of your fiber in the form of vegetables, not grains.

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