If you read some of the current diet books, I'll think you'll notice a consensus on one subject: the importance of fiber in our diet.
Fiber is a silent part of the diet debate, not as flashy as "fat" or "protein" or "omega fatty acids" which usually steal the show.
Fiber works behind the scenes keeping our digestive system moving in top condition. And fiber can reduce blood cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar levels. You're probably eating fiber every day without even thinking about it. The problem we face is getting enough fiber every day and throughout the day.
Three sources are usually at the top of the list: greens, seeds & nuts, and beans.
You can add greens to any smoothie and of course eat them as part of a salad at lunch or dinner.
Seeds & nuts are so versatile you can add them to a lot of recipes. Try using these five seeds: pumpkin, sunflower, chia, flax, and hemp. They work in quickbread, smoothies, added to oatmeal, or mixed with nuts which is a natural combination. Then you're getting some good fats plus the fiber.
Beans and other legumes are a mainstay of many diets, providing fiber and protein. You'll find that legumes will help you minimize your meat consumption and help you save money.
Getting enough fiber isn't easy. Most experts recommend consuming 25-35 grams per day (men need more than women). But keep in mind that most good sources, e.g. one apple or a sweet potato or a full cup of blueberries offer only 3-4 grams. So you can see that you need to keep fiber in mind when preparing your daily menus.
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