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FIBER'S EASY TO FIND WHEN YOU STICK WITH PLANT FOODS
Most Americans eat less than half the amount of fiber that we should. That's unfortunate, since fiber helps protect us from certain cancers and reduces our risk of heart disease, diabetes and constipation. Additionally, fiber gives a feeling of satiety, which means it makes you feel full. The best way to get more fiber is to serve yourself more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and other complex carbohydrates.
If you follow the Positively Ageless or The Biggest Loser eating plan, you'll have no problem reaching the daily recommendations for fiber. It's found primarily in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. If you're unaccustomed these foods, you may want to add fiber to your diet gradually.
This will allow you to avoid abdominal consequences such as bloating, diarrhea, and gas that can occur if you introduce too much fiber too fast. Health experts recommend that we include 25 to 35 grams of fiber in our diets each day. It's no wonder most Americans aren't getting enough of it, with the emphasis we place on processed, prepackaged, and fast foods. It's nearly impossible to get adequate fiber eating that way. However, when you switch to the Positively Ageless eating program, you'll find that it's heavy on grains, vegetables, and other plant foods. The fiber quota pretty much takes care of itself.
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