Many of us know that getting your daily dose of fiber is supposed to be good for you...but why?
Because it helps you feel fuller longer... and several studies now show fiber seems to help lower cholesterol and triglycerides, while also helping to prevent ulcers, diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. Consuming fiber can also maximize your weight loss results when you're on a medical weight loss diet.
So how much fiber should we have in a day? The average American only consumes about 14g dietary fiber a day, which is considerably less than the recommended level. Many nutrition experts (including all of us at OMNI Medical Center ) suggest we actually have between 35-50g of fiber a day.
How can I get more fiber into my diet? To add more fiber to what you eat, choose a variety of soluble and insoluble fiber-rich food sources: fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads and cereals, and legumes (beans and peas).
Also keep in mind that brown rice and 100% whole wheat bread are better than white rice or white bread, and eat the skins of your fruits and vegetables whenever possible.
Lastly, add in a fiber supplement, like OMNI Medical Center 's Ultra Fiber. It will keep you regular, and help you stay fuller longer in between your meals. Get your very own bottle of Ultra Fiber today!
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Here's to bringin' sexy back!
--The OMNI Medical Center Weight Management Team
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