Most Americans eat a low fiber diet. In fact, up to 97% of the population is fiber deficient, while only 3% are protein deficient. Yet many people are still hung up on the high protein, high fat, low carb (low fiber) diet fads. There is no condition that a low fiber diet is good for. You may shed a few pounds on one of these diets, but long term the lack of fresh produce and fiber can lead to very serious health conditions.
7 Health Benefits of Getting Enough Fiber:
- Lower “bad” cholesterol levels in the blood
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduce inflammation
- Balance blood sugar
- More filling to help keep you satisfied for longer
- Encourage bowel movements which is absolutely essential for good health.
- Clean and healthy colon, decreasing the risk of colon cancer and other bowel diseases
There are two types of fiber. Soluble and Insoluble. You need them both. But as long as you have a good variety of plant based foods including fruits, vegetables, beans, etc., there should be no need to get hung up on the details. Keep it simple.
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All the best to your health!
Catherine Rudolph, CNC
Certified Nutrition Consultant