NUTRITION HOW’S #15: WHICH CARBOHYDRATE FIBER? You need to get between 25 and 40 grams of another type of carbohydrate called FIBER every day.

NUTRITION HOW’S #15: WHICH CARBOHYDRATE FIBER? You need to get between 25 and 40 grams of another type of carbohydrate called FIBER every day. Fiber is found in fiber supplements and in foods including fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and seeds. The reason I put supplements first is that most people don’t get enough FIBER from the foods they eat averaging only 10 to 15 grams per day. Soluble fiber found in oranges, apples, and carrots, beans, peas, lentils, and oats swells in water which is why it is called Soluble. This type of fiber swells in the stomach leading to a felling of fullness and reduction in hunger. Past the stomach, Soluble Fiber feeds your gut bacteria or Microbiome. Insoluble fibers like cellulose do not dissolve in water or get digested by the body, but they add bulk to your digestive juices keeping the intestinal muscles activated. That is why I call FIBER the Activating Nutrient that keeps you feeling full after meals, feeds your healthy bacteria, and activates intestinal muscles to maintain normal elimination of toxins from the body every day! FIBER has few or no calories but is an important part of Balanced Nutrition for a Healthy Active Lifestyle. You can put a Fiber supplement in your Protein-Rich Shake for added fullness if it contains both Soluble and Insoluble Fiber!! #drdavidheber #fiber #digestion #microbiome to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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