Why It’s Important To Eat High Fiber Foods
We’ve all heard that it’s important to consume a high fiber diet but what does that look like? What are the benefits of a high fiber diet? What is a high fiber diet? How much fiber should you be consuming daily?
One of the many benefits of a high fiber diet is that it helps to regulate bowel movements, fiber intake in high amounts can help get rid of a lot of health issues including improving low blood sugar levels (which ultimately improves brain function and natural energy levels).
It also supports in lowering blood pressure, aids in weight loss. What fiber is mostly known for is in supporting the lowering the risk of gastrointestinal issues, such as constipation. Increasing the amount of fiber you consume on a daily basis will alleviate both high cholesterol and reduce body weight.
It is not just us who believe this. Recent studies commissioned by the World Health Organization show that high fiber consumption on a daily basis reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and gastrointestinal cancers. (US News)
The research done by Andrew Reynolds and his team concluded that…
“The research team noted that worldwide most people eat less than 20 grams of fiber each day, a figure that dips to just 15 grams per day among Americans. For examples of foods: 1 slice of whole wheat bread has 2 grams of fiber; 1 cup of boiled broccoli has 5 grams; 1 medium orange has 3 grams, and 1 cup of cooked black beans has 15 grams.”by Alan Mozes, HealthDay Reporter, US World News and Report
The Average consumption of fiber in men and women in the United States sits at a lowly 15g per day. Doctors recommend that men should consume at least 38g per day, and women should consume at least 25g per day. Without the recommended daily average, your digestive system can’t perform at its best.