Fiberlady Reveals All
For the New Year
Shank, aka "Fiberlady"
Fiberlady here to refresh your memory and taste buds about
foods and a healthy
high fiber diet. I will guess all of your vows of
intention for your New Year's resolution to increase your fiber intake
have slipped back into old habits of white bread and donuts.
A tradition for the New Year's table has always been blackeyed peas. They
supposedly bring good luck and prosperity for the coming year. But where
they really provide prosperous benefits is that they are regarded as a
high fiber food. What a brilliant beginning for a healthy New Year!
I shall remind you that a few small changes in your eating habits, say
about 25 to 30 grams total, could offer remarkable health benefits. They not only help ensure
healthy bowel movements, they also reduce
our risk of certain
cancers. Fiber helps to reduce serum
regulate blood glucose levels.
A diet rich in high fiber foods is essential for your ultimate health.
Dietary fiber is vital for prevention or treatment of
irritable bowel syndrome and
Crohn's disease. Studies
have shown that certain conditions such as
and high blood pressure respond favorably to a high fiber
Americans buy more laxative and stool softening agents than most other
cultures. If we would just add a little more fiber to our diets, many of
these products could be thrown out with the rest of the waste (sorry).
Wouldn't you rather be eating your fiber in a wholesome delicious meal or
snack rather than swallowing some pale orange concoction in a glass of
How hard is it to switch from refined foods to whole-grain foods?
Fiberlady guarantees it's as easy as changing from white bread to
whole-wheat bread and from white rice to brown rice. Besides whole-grain
products, there are other high fiber foods such as legumes, lentils,
flaxseed and bran. Most fruits and vegetables are significantly high in
Nutritionists and scientists are
recognizing dietary fiber as something
more than just a nutrient on our plate. At this time in our evolution, we
must be made keenly aware of the health benefits of a high fiber diet.
You can make as many resolutions as you have time to break. Maintaining
your health by choosing high fiber foods should not be a casual health
consideration just because you need a challenging resolution on January 1;
it is a way of honoring your body every day of the year. Increase those
grams of fiber, increase your longevity. But, please, don't do it for
Fiberlady, do it for yourself. Happy New Year!
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Stephanie Shank aka "Fiberlady" has studied nutrition for many healthy years
which prompted her commitment to a high fiber lifestyle and the
development of her informative website
High Fiber Health.
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