Do I get enough fiber?

 

When you don't eat enough fiber, not only are you missing out on amazing health benefits but you're also likely to experience crappy side effects. Though the symptoms of not eating enough fiber aren't always clear, here's what to watch for, plus easy ways to help yourself eat more fiber.

Watch out for:

  • Constipation
  • Hungry right after eating
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Often tired or sluggish
  • Hard time losing weight

You ought to eat your seeds too along with your veggies!

Eating healthy is a choice we make 
every day. We have the power to make changes that will bring powerful health benefits. One way to do this is to try to meet as much of our daily nutritional needs as possible through real, whole foods. Consuming foods like nuts, seeds, and avocados can be a fantastic way of adding fiber and healthy fats to your diet. Not sure where to start when it comes to eating more seeds? 

Here are some fun ways to incorporate seeds into your diet:

  • Add them to salads
  • Grind and add them to your soups
  • Add them into the blender when making smoothies
  • Shake them into your favorite baked goods recipes

"In general, seeds are a superfood and Americans need to eat more," 

-DJ Blatner, RDN, author of ​The Superfood Swap​.


She goes on to say: "Seeds contain the trifecta of plant protein, healthy fat, and fiber — plus they have many vitamins and minerals." 

Get More Bang for your Buck with Superfood Seeds

The combined super effects that come with adding quality seeds to a balanced lifestyle and healthful eating can yield many benefits including lowered blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol. They’re also a great way to get in plant-based protein for those who are conscious about reducing their animal protein intake. 

Remember,

When we consciously make small, consistent changes to our lifestyle, we can achieve great, lasting changes.

Bottom Line

Try not to add too much fiber to your diet at once as you may get symptoms such as bloating, cramping, or gas. These symptoms are temporary but can be uncomfortable. You can prevent these by increasing your fiber slowly as your body starts to adjust to a high-fiber diet. Be sure to drink more water as you increase the amount of fiber since water helps your body digest fiber and pass through it easily.

*Always consult with your doctor about ways to meet your daily nutritional needs.

  

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Written by Farnaz Dar

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