You’ve probably heard fiber is an important part of a healthy diet, but have you ever thought about why? Here are the top reasons you should care about Fiber...Fiber Fills You Up
- Fiber-filled foods generally require more chewing time, giving your body time to register when you’re full and preventing overeating. A high-fiber meal also helps you stay full longer, aiding in weight maintenance.
- Fiber can slow the absorption of sugar and help improve blood sugar levels. A healthy diet that contains fiber may also reduce your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.
Fiber Keeps You Regular
- A high-fiber diet normalizes bowel movements, and research shows it may play a role in preventing diseases of the colon.
- The fiber found in beans and oats lowers bad cholesterol levels. Some research shows fiber may also help to reduce blood pressure.
Where is Fiber Found?
Choose whole-grains:Swap white bread and white pasta with 100% whole wheat bread and pasta.
Load up on legumes! Beans, lentils and peas are good sources of dietary fiber.
Don’t skimp on your fruits and veggies!
Fiber Filled Wheat Berry Salad
Makes four 1/3-cup servings.
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