Are You Eating Enough High-Fiber Foods?
How much fiber are you getting from the foods you eat per day?
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t know. And that’s OK. But chances are pretty good you’re not getting enough fiber in your diet. In fact, the average adult only consumes about 15 grams of fiber per day, according to the Institute of Medicine.
But you need more than that for best health. How much fiber should you eat daily? Women should eat about 25 grams of fiber per day. Men need about 38 grams of fiber per day for best health.
So why aren’t you eating enough fiber? The simple answer. Most adults don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, which are a good source of fiber. Think about it. The typical fast food menu, pizza restaurant, or quickie-mart isn’t typically concerned about serving healthy, high-fiber foods.
Instead of eating whole-grain, breads, cereals, pastas, and rice, most people eat refined versions of these foods. When foods are made this way, they’re usually made with refined grains that don’t contain a lot of fiber.
And that’s a problem. Fiber helps support digestion, regulate blood sugar levels, improves heart health, helps you feel fuller longer to support weight loss and weight management, and even helps prevent certain types of cancer.
So how can you get more fiber in your diet? Eating from whole and unprocessed foods is the easiest solution. Wondering where to start? Just check out the selection of MagicKitchen.com meals, all made from fresh ingredients and ready to eat in minutes.
Here are some other high-fiber foods to add to your diet:
- Whole-grain or steel-cut oats
- Whole-grain bread, cereals and pasta
- Brown rice
- Potatoes with skin
- Legumes: Baked beans, lentils, chickpeas and others
- Fruits and vegetables
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