Get Leaner and Healthier with a High-Fiber Diet

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Get Leaner and Healthier with a High-Fiber Diet 

Feeling bloating and sluggish? Have a hard time losing weight? If so, you might want to consider a High-Fiber Diet! Common nutrition mistakes, such as skimping on fiber and drinking too little water, can affect digestion and promote toxin buildup. Dietary fiber is particularly important due to its ability to flush out waste. This nutrient supports digestive health, regulates blood sugar, and aids in weight loss. 

The Role of Fiber in a Balanced Diet 

Remember when your mom was telling you to eat your veggies? Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are loaded with fiber and other key nutrients. Fiber keeps hunger at bay and feeds the good bacteria in your gut. This leads to better digestion, stronger immunity, and weight loss. Yet, the health benefits of fiber are often overlooked. 

Most plant-based foods are rich in fiber. According to the FDA, women should get  25 grams of this nutrient per day, Men should aim for 38 grams per day. Oats, seeds, beans, and vegetables contain soluble fiber that reduces bad cholesterol and prevents blood sugar spikes. These foods also tend to have a lower glycemic index, keeping your insulin levels within normal limits. 

Insoluble fiber, which is found in whole grains, nuts, seeds, potatoes, and green veggies, stimulates bowel movements and relieves constipation. When consumed as part of a balanced diet, it may lower your risk of colorectal cancer, hemorrhoids, and diverticulosis. Both soluble and insoluble fibers help restore gut flora and keep your digestive system running smoothly. 

How to Increase Your Daily Fiber Intake

Statistics indicate that most Canadians consume less than half the recommended amount of fiber per day, which increases their risk of diabetes, insulin resistance, constipation, GERD, and duodenal cancer. If your diet lacks this nutrient, load up on vegetable foods. Add beans and flaxseeds to your salads, eat grains for breakfast, and use chia seeds in your recipes. Wheat and oat bran can be used in a multitude of dishes, from pudding and homemade cookies to bread. 

You can also opt for high-fiber bars, which are not only delicious but healthy too. The Isagenix Fiber snacks boast over six grams of protein and 24 percent of the daily recommended intake of fiber per serving. These crunchy treats support gut health and keep you regular. Since they contain no gluten or artificial flavors, they’re ideal for those with celiac disease and food allergies. Enjoy them on the go, for breakfast, or at work!

 

 

 

 

 

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