Increasing fiber in your diet

Increasing fiber in your diet

Increasing fiber in your diet!

I’m sure you’ve heard about the importance of increasing fiber in your diet.

But did you know that there are 2 types of fiber?

Soluble Fiber: forms a gel and helps to lower cholesterol & blood sugar
Found in: oats, barley, nuts, seed husks, legumes and some fruits and veggies

Insoluble Fiber: adds bulk to stools which helps to prevent constipation
Found in: fruit and veggie skins, nuts, seeds, wheat, corn bran and whole grains

Eating a good mix of these foods will help to ensure that you are getting enough of both types of fiber.

In general, adults should aim for 25-35 grams of fiber per day. To figure out how much children should be consuming (starting at age 2), the amount of grams is = child’s age + 5 grams. For example, a 5 year old should aim for 10 grams of fiber per day.

** Please note that some people that have been diagnosed with diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or bowel inflammation may benefit from a low fiber diet.

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