January is Fiber Focus Month
According to NBC News, “Get Healthy” was the top 2017 New Year’s resolution search, with 62,776,640 Google searches—up 13% from last year.
With over 60 million people asking how to get healthy, what about doing something simple, like adding more fiber to your diet?
But fiber means bran muffins!
Fiber is much more than bran muffins…
Think of any fruit of vegetable, and you’ve got healthy fiber there. Like guacamole? A half of a California avocado has 5 grams of fiber.
Think about adding the tangy sweetness of a ½ cup blackberries to your salad, marrying perfectly with balsamic dressing, and you’ve got 4 grams of fiber. So far, eating fiber looks delicious! According to Harvard, you need 20-30 grams of fiber per day—with Americans only getting about 15 grams per day. With these two suggestions, it looks like you are well on your way to deliciously heading towards almost half your daily goal!
We’ll stop there, but as you can see, adding fiber to your diet doesn’t have to be intimidating or boring. Look how vibrant this salad is:
Fiber keeps you fuller longer, and it can help to curb some cravings while you try to stick to your New Year’s resolution. It has some other benefits too, like help to reduce diseases such as heart disease—and the CDC states that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
Wow, keeps you fuller and helps reduce disease. We’re in!
The bottom line (no pun intended) is, fiber is a delicious part of a healthy diet.
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This information is used for informational purposes only, please consult your doctor to discuss your health before making any changes.