”Let’s talk about fiber, baby
Let’s talk about you and me
Let’s talk about all the good things
And the bad things that may be…”
Like my jig? Thought so. Ok, so FIBER…
– helps keep your plumbing regular
– may help take care of your ticker by lowering your cholesterol (the waxy crud found in animal foods that can plug up your arteries)
– can be useful for weight management because it keeps you feeling satisfied
Including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, & seeds in your diet is a great way to increase your fiber intake. It’s recommended that you look for products that contain at least 3 grams of fiber per serving. Ladies, try to eat 25 grams of fiber per day. Gents, shoot for a little more…38 grams per day. Your fiber needs drop after the ripe old age of 50.
My latest food find (or should I say fiber find?) is Harris Teeter‘s LeanWay High Fiber Cereal (it’s the knock-off of Kashi’s Go Lean Original & yes I know they look like kibbles). Let me tell you, this sucker has 10 GRAMS OF FIBER & 13 GRAMS OF PROTEIN per 1 cup! (Not to mention that it’s also low in fat & sugar.) Winning! As you can see I’m a big fan of mixing my cereal finds with my greek yogurt to give it major crunch factor 🙂
How do you get fiber in your diet?