How to Add Fiber into Your Diet

Fiber is crucial for gut regularity and other significant health benefits. You hear many health professionals say how important fiber is to include in your diet, but they don’t always give advice for how to do it. Like you’re supposed to know. I am here to tell you that it’s okay if you don’t know right now, that what this blog post is for! Use it as your reference guide to include more fiber into your diet.

Note: Before getting into it, it’s important to note that when trying to increase your fiber intake that it is very important to do so slowly to avoid any GI distress and make sure you are drinking enough water every day.

What is Fiber and Why is it Important?

There are two different types of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber, found in numerous fruits, peas, beans, and carrots, helps you feel fuller for longer. Insoluble fiber, found in nuts, beans, cauliflower, green beans, and potatoes, is not absorbed in the body. It helps move food through your digestive system, preventing constipation.

Tips on How to Add More Fiber Into Your Diet

Tip #1: Build filling and tasty salads one or two times a week. Adding lots of variety with different vegetables will provide plenty of fiber, and adding a protein and healthy fat will help keep you fuller for longer too.

Tip #2: Add vegetables to at least one meal per day. It is not realistic to expect to eat vegetables with every single meal every day. Starting out by having vegetables as part of at least one meal per day. If this becomes comfortable, try two meals!