You’ve probably heard that a diet high in fiber is good for you, but why is that? If your fiber intake is lower than recommended, your health will suffer in the long run. Here’s more about it.
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t eat enough fiber on a regular basis. We don’t blame you; it’s not an easy thing to do unless you’re intentionally trying to do it. Fiber comes in two versions: soluble and insoluble. Insoluble fiber is the crucial factor for digestive health—the one that prevents constipation and keeps your stomach working properly. Soluble fiber is important for the good bacteria in your body. It also keeps your hormones in check and your immunity strong.
If you want to increase your intake of fiber, make sure to do it gradually. A sudden increase in fiber in your diet can cause bloating, gas, and similar side effects.
To make sure you’re getting enough fiber, eat more foods like wholegrain cereals, pasta, and oats, vegetables like broccoli and carrots, fruits like melon, berries, and pears, beans, nuts, and seeds. The change will become obvious after a short time and you’ll be motivated to continue eating a healthy diet that makes you feel good.