Getting More Fibre In Your Diet With These Tips

Posted on Tuesday, 9th August 2022

Getting More Fibre In Your Diet With These Tips

Dietary fiber is an essential part of any healthy diet. It helps to keep your digestive system healthy, keeps your cholesterol lower, and helps to control your blood sugar levels too. Getting plenty of fiber in your diet can help you to control your weight, and it might even help you to live longer too. But many of us don’t get enough fiber in our diets and aren’t even aware of it. It doesn’t take much to start getting more fiber into your diet, so don’t worry if you don’t think you’re currently getting enough. You can start slowly doing the following things to get more fiber in your diet.

Switch to Whole Grain

Whole grains are a fantastic source of fiber. At least half of the grains in your diet should be whole grains, so look for ingredients and products that are made with the whole grain. These can include whole grain flour, whole grain cereals, bread and pasta made with whole grains, and more. Some options include brown rice, wild rice, barley, bulgar wheat, and whole grain pasta. Just switching to brown bread could make a difference to the amount of fiber that you get in your diet. When you’re baking, switch half or all of your white flour for whole grain flour.

Start Your Day with a High-Fiber Breakfast

Breakfast can be one of the easiest meals to get more fiber into. Two common breakfasts are cereal and toast, both of which you can enjoy with more fiber. Pick a whole grain bread for your toast, or look for a high-fiber breakfast cereal. Some cereals are fortified with extra fiber to help you get what you need. Look for a cereal that says whole grain, bran, or fiber to get one that has plenty of fiber to help you start your day right.

Enjoy More Legumes

Legumes are another excellent source of fiber, including beans, peas, and lentils. They make great ingredients in many dishes or good side dishes to add to your meal. Many recipes like this easy pinto beans recipe can also be made in your slow cooker, so they’re super easy to make. Dried beans often need to be soaked, but your slow cooker can often remove the need for that. You can also use canned beans if you want to take a shortcut and avoid the need for soaking.

Make Your Snacks High in Fiber

Using your snacks to get more fiber into your diet is another great way to eat more healthily. Snacking during the day is perfectly healthy if it forms part of your total calories and diet. However, snacks don’t have to be things like chips that don’t have a whole lot of nutritional value. By snacking on things like fruit and vegetables, you can get more fiber into your diet and ensure your snacks are healthy. Whole grain crackers or low-fat popcorn can be healthy snack choices too.

Get more fiber into your diet, and you can live a healthier and even longer life.

This is a collaborative post.

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