Make this a Fiber Filled New Year!

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Happy New Year! While the rest of the world is concentrating on keeping their New Year’s Resolutions and scouring the web for tips and suggestions on how to start 2009 off on the right foot, we thought that we’d take a different approach. Besides, everyone should take their health seriously year round!

January is National Fiber Focus Month. If an entire month is dedicated to fiber, than it’s pretty obvious how significant it is to our health. Fiber regulates and helps to maintain a healthy digestive tract. It also lowers the risk of certain cancers (specifically colon and rectal), heart disease and diabetes. Fiber has almost no calories and makes you feel fuller faster and longer, which helps to control your appetite and keep your weight in check.

Currently, there is no Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for fiber; however the American Dietetic Association recommends 20-35g from a variety of fiber-rich foods per day. A food item can be labeled as “high fiber” if it contains more than 5g. The average American gets less than 15g a day—we have a long way to go! While you can supplement your diet with fiber capsules and powders, getting your fiber from whole food sources is the best way. So, if you’re wondering what to munch on to get your RDA, check out the following list of high fiber foods:

1. Whole grains (bran has the highest fiber content); this includes breads and cereals, whole-grain pastas, and brown rice
2. Nuts and seeds
3. Legumes (such as dried peas, beans, lentils)
4. Fruits (apples, avocado)
5. Vegetables (avocado, eggplant)

Check out these great fiber-filled recipes courtesy of Chef Keith Snow from Harvest Eating:

Make this a fiber filled year—your body will thank you!

Question: How are you and your family incorporating fiber into your diet?

Answer this question using the comment box below and be entered to win 1-month supply (one 600g product) of Super Seed. See this page for details

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666 Comments for “Make this a Fiber Filled New Year!”

  • Kristine HarrisNo Gravatar

    I purchase as many high-fiber whole grain foods as possible. I incorporate a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables into my diet and I also use a fiber supplement.

  • Theresa SchwarzNo Gravatar

    I am on a soft-food diet. To accomodate my special diet, I start my day with whole-grain hot cereal with 9 gm protien and 7 gm fiber and add some chia seeds and goji berries. For my liquid lunch I drink a meal replacement with 10 gm protien and 5 gm fiber. I also bought a grain mill this year and buy whole grains from the local co-op. I grind my own flour and make my own bread. By milling my own flour, I can control the grains that go into making my bread, along with the sugar content. My bread is high in protien and fiber (and taste). Those are the few things I started this year.

  • PAM VORISNo Gravatar

    I buy whole grain cereals and tortillas. I also eat a lot of oatmeal. I have increased the amount of fruits and vegetables that I eat, and look for any food I am purchasing in a whole grain form.

  • Yolanda CoulazNo Gravatar

    I have food allergies and intolerance, so for me just buying high fiber products is not a good choice since so many are filled with allergens. I add flax and/or hemp seeds to salads, dressings, cereals and baked goods.

  • TommieNo Gravatar

    My family and I already eat a lot of fruit and veggies, beans and everything we can get our hands on! We take a fiber drink, blend our own fruit smoothies, and we add Super Seed to most everything we can.
    We love the feeling of being “colon clean”!!!!
    Thank you for your encouragement to be healthy!!!

  • AmyNo Gravatar

    Breads and pastas are all strictly whole grain.

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