Top Fibers to Feed Your Gut

If you’re like the average American, you just don’t get enough fiber in your diet. If you eat bacon and eggs with toast for breakfast, grab a sandwich for lunch, and do pasta for dinner…you’re simply getting next to none.

What will increasing your daily fiber intake do for you? It can help you to more easily digest your food and get the beneficial nutrients from what you are eating. It will keep you feeling full longer. It can help you to have more frequent bowel movements. And for most people, this translates to feeling better because toxins are remaining in your system for much less time.

And if you are age 50 or over, its best to increase fiber intake slowly. This way you can avoid bloating and gas some people complain about when eating more high-fiber foods. The recommended daily fiber intake for those of us 50 and over is 30 grams a day for men and 21 grams a day for women. Most people, unfortunately, get about half that.

Here are some yummy foods you can integrate into your diet that will increase your daily natural fiber intake and give you more get up and go!

Fruits: Raspberries, 1 cup, 8 grams; Blackberries, ¾ cup, 5.7 grams; Pear, medium 5.5 grams; Apple, medium 4.4 grams.

Vegetables: Artichoke, medium 6.9 grams; Carrot, raw 1 cup 3.6 grams; Summer Squash, raw 1 cup 1.2 grams.

Seeds and Beans: Chia seeds, 2 tablespoons, 7.8 grams; Navy beans, cooked, 1/3 cup 6.4 grams; Black beans, cooked 1/3 cup 5 grams

These are just a few examples as all fruits, vegetables, seeds, and beans are rich in fiber. Explore new options for fiber-filled foods. You never know what you will find!

How is Dr. Charlene Thorburn different from other Chiropractors? In addition to her Chiropractic degree, she is a Registered Nurse (RN). Dr. Thorburn is also a nutritional professional with over 30 years of research and knowledge in the areas of nutrition and the healing quality of natural supplements. This gives her a well-rounded medical perspective and a unique ability to diagnose, treat, and get great results for her patients.

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