Truth About Fiber

Truth About Fiber

Did you know fiber can lower cholesterol, help control diabetes, and help you lose weight? Get the facts on adding fiber to your diet.

Have you had your high fiber oatmeal or cereal this morning? If not, you should. Studies show fiber can lower blood cholesterol levels, improve and prevent constipation,

slow digestion AND help you lose weight. Yet most American get only about half the fiber they need; depending on age, women need 21 to 25 grams — men 30-38 grams.

Adding fiber to your diet isn’t as hard as you might think: Have at least three servings of whole grains each day — choose those which have whole grain as the first or second ingredient;

Eat fruits and veggies with every meal — raw, if possible, and leave the peels on; Eat lots of beans and other legumes — they pack a fiber punch;

Add grains or fruit to your yogurt or snacks, or make smoothies. You can also add extra fiber to your standard recipes.