What's the Skinny on Fiber?

Updated: May 20, 2020

There are two types of fiber, and both are present in different kinds of fruits and vegetables.

Insoluble fiber attracts water to the intestines and helps move everything through your system. This kind can be found in foods like cucumbers, celery, carrots, nuts, and seeds.

Soluble fiber is found in oats, apples, berries, plums, pears, nuts, and seeds.

Fiber is important to good health.

The recommended daily quantity is 25 grams for women, and 38 grams for men per day.

How does fiber help us?

1. Fiber helps slow down the digestion of food.

2. Keeps you feeling full for a longer period of time.

3. It helps to stabilize blood sugar levels.

4. Feeds the microbes in your gut. Simply put, it helps keep our intestines healthy. Gut bacteria affects our metabolism, breaks down our food, and helps ward off bad bacteria.

5. It regulates bowel movement.

6. It lowers blood cholesterol.

7. Supports weight management.

Fiber can be your friend or foe. It can help you go or not go.

Try keeping track of your intake and how you feel afterward. Regulating your fiber will help regulate you...

Yes, our mood is connected to our gut!