Did you know that fiber can help you feel full reducing the chance of overeating? This is why getting enough fiber is essential for weight loss as it can make you feel full without adding additional calories to your meal. A high fiber diet can also help reduce the chance of constipation and can help with blood sugar support.
Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet for a number of reasons. Fiber helps support digestive health, can help with detox by helping the body remove toxins from the body, and is even good if you are trying to lose weight. Here are 3 ways to include more fiber in your diet:
Tip #1: Try Psyllium
Psyllium, which is also called ispaghula, is made from the seed husks of the plantago ovata plant. Psyllium contains 70 percent soluble fiber, which means it can help increase fullness and slow digestion. It also contains some insoluble fiber, so it passes through the gut relatively intact, providing bulk and helping to keep you regular.
Tip #2: Start Your Day With a Smoothie Bowl
Start your day with a smoothie bowl that includes some chia seeds, sliced banana, and almonds for a fiber boost to start your day.
Tip #3: Choose Oatmeal Instead of Cereal for Breakfast
Oatmeal is an excellent source of fiber and it is great for digestive health and can help give you sustained energy throughout the day.
For this week’s challenge, I challenge you to try at least two of the following fiber-rich foods:
- Chia seeds