|Home > Expert Blogs > Real Moms Love To Eat|
AboutBeth Aldrich is the author of the upcoming book, Real Moms Love to Eat (Penguin NAL, January, 2012), a Health & Green Living Media Expert, writer and public speaker. She publishes www.RealMomsLoveToEat.com, hosts the radio show Real Moms Love to Eat with Beth Aldrich. Her favorite treat is chocolate cream pie! Find out more and view her sizzle reel at www.BethAldrich.com.
» Meet Beth Aldrich
» Save Author as Favorite
» See all bethaldrich's Posts
Recent Posts» State of the Artichoke
» Here's Why Leafy Greens Are So Great!
» Nuts About Pistachios
» 10 Fit Tips for the Holidays
» Back to School Healthy Eating
Archive» January 2009
» December 2008
» November 2008
» October 2008
» September 2008
» August 2008
Fiber, schmiber! Who needs it? You do!!
It's such an important nutrient with so many health benefits. You can find fiber in plant foods - because fiber is a carbohydrate that is not digested by the body. When you eat fiber you can lower cholesterol, normalize blood glucose, and lessen constipation.
Ongoing research indicates that fiber can lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes. Now, what does all of this have to do with weight loss? Well, when you increase your fiber intake, your digestion slows down and you end up feeling fuller longer, resulting in long-term health benefits throughout your life.
As much as I love Grape Nuts, there are many other just as wonderful sources of fiber out there.
Here are 10 ways to keep flavor, variety and fiber in your daily diet.
1. Rotate your fiber sources. It's important to know that plant foods provide two types of fiber: soluble fiber (which increases the feeling of fullness) and insoluble fiber (which aids the digestive system and promotes regularity). Peas, beans, oats, and fruits are the best sources of soluble fiber, while whole grains and vegetables provide the majority of insoluble fiber.
2. Slow and Steady. Most of us eat less than the recommended 25 to 38 grams of fiber per day. But, keep in mind, you want to increase your fiber intake slowly, to avoid any digestive problems.
3. If it's white, it's probably not right. Whole grain foods are a natural source of dietary fiber, whereas refined carbohydrates (such as white bread and pasta) are not. When you consume the whole grain, you retain the kernel's fiber-rich outer shell, known as bran. It's also good to know that whole grains also supply an important source of vitamins, minerals, and ... Continue
Hot Topicsdiet, weight loss, fitness, motivation, abs, restaurants, health, calories, stress, challenge, gyms, support, goals, points, exercise, metabolism, food, recipe
Most Popular Searches
Most Popular Blogs» Longer, Leaner Thighs: 5 Best Exercises
» We Announce The Challenge WINNER!
» Best Vitamins Dieters Not Getting
» The Dangerous Escape Food Provides
» Janel Hits The Farmers Market
Highest Rated Blogs» Listen Up: My Favorite Workout Songs
» Are You Portion Savvy?
» The Top 10 Workout Songs for March 2015
» Buying & Preparing Lamb: The Basics
» Enjoy the Benefits of Eating Local