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There are two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Both types have health benefits. It is recommended that women get approximately 25 g of fiber each day and men approximately 38 g.
Fiber is found in many fruits, Vegetables, and legumes. In some cases, the skin of the fruit or vegetable houses the item’s fiber. Root vegetable skins or one example. So, instead of peeling everything, we should wash the skin and then cook the vegetable with the skin on. Nuts, seeds, beans, and whole wheat products are also good sources of fiber.
Fiber intake should begin at breakfast. Fiber helps you feel full, so when you eat a high-fiber breakfast it helps keep you feeling full all day. Fiber should be part of all meals and snacks throughout the day. If you’re taking a fiber supplement, taking it before eating or keep you from over-eating.
Fiber is best taken in its purest form. However, the American diet is not typical for reaching the suggested daily fiber requirement. So, you may consider using a fiber supplement.
Are you getting the recommended grams of fiber each day? Or do you, like many of us, need to increase your daily fiber intake?