Factor in Fiber – Take the Challenge!

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So this past weekend my daughter was having a little bit of of diarrhea.  Hmm . . . the questions were asked, was she feeling ok?  What did she eat?  Since I was gone in the morning – these were the questions that I asked.  Come to find out she did have about four muffins and some shredded wheat.   Oh, maybe she had too much fiber.  The muffin that I made  were the Fiber One muffins, which were wonderful but also contain about five grams of fiber!  Yikes!  A lot of fiber for a little tike!  Anyway, my point to today is making sure you include fiber into your daily diet.  This is usually the part missing in many people’s diets, especially when they are trying to lose weight.

 

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Last night I was reading an interesting article on fiber from Women’s Health Magazine  Women’s Health Fiber Foods Help You Slim Down.    Here are some more ways to reiterate adding fiber to your diet.

 

Grab an Asian pear – which has 4g of fiber

Almond butter – two tablespoons has 2g of fiber

Hot chocolate mix – most instant-cocoa mixes may have as much as 3g of fiber

Oregano and basil – a teaspoon of each adds 1g fiber – plus they also have lots of antioxidants

Sauerkraut – 1/4 cup adds almost 1g of fiber

Trade up to sweet potatoes – sweet potatoes over white potatoes have 2g more fiber

Wild rice has three times more fiber than white

Cook broccoli, cauliflower and carrots – Heating them makes fiber more available – 3 to 5g of fiber per 1/2 cup

Use oatmeal for meatloaf instead of bread crumbs – 3/4 cup oatmeal per pound of meat – increase fiber to more than 8g

 

These are just some of the interesting ways to increase fiber – for more ways check out the article link above!

 

Take the fiber challenge.  This is a geat start to improving your daily diet. 

Start small – think whole grains, legumes and lots of fruits of vegetables!!

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