Reasons to Fill Up on Fiber
There are many reasons to fill up on fiber but we will explore three today. Fiber might seem bland, but it has the potential to transform your meals into their healthiest potential yet! Getting enough fiber in your diet is crucial to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, feeling full and satisfied, and keeping your gut healthy.
Here are 3 reasons to fill up on fiber and how to do it.
1. Feel Satisfied. High-fiber foods may help you lose weight by helping you to feel full on less calories. Food high is saturated fat and sugar and low in fiber taste good, but often leave you feeling hungry an hour later. High-fiber foods can also take longer to chew, so your body recognizes when it is actually full.
2. It’s delicious! High-fiber foods are often foods that are all the colors of the rainbow. A visually appealing meal with many colors and textures is more satisfying and satiating than a monotone plate. You may even find a new favorite!
3. What to Look For. Fresh produce like fruits and vegetables are high in fiber and low in calories. Canned and frozen fruits and vegetables are just as nutritious and often more economical. Just avoid any sauces or sugars. Beans and whole grains are also excellent sources of fiber. Add black beans, chickpeas and lentil to soups, salads and pasta. Look for whole grain cereals, bread and pastas.
At KareBoost Health, we believe that nutritious meals can also be delicious. Set up an appointment with our health coach, Dr. Karen, to learn more about what we do and how we can help you.
Karen L Leibowitz, MD
Health and Lifestyle Coach