Keep the Weight Off and Feel Better With Fiber 

By Boulder Vitality Staff

Is it really true? You have to be kidding. There is a healthy way to loose those extra pounds forever by eating more fiber? Yes, it is true. Adding fiber to our diets actually does make us thinner— if you commit to eating nutrient-dense, fresh foods you will get your waistline where you have always wanted it. Most foods that contain fiber are whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes.

Another excellent way to ensure that you consume that needed fiber is to complete your diet with Boulder Vitality Pre-Fiber Supplements that are formulated with a unique combination of enzymes and herbs. Taking this supplement before large meals will help your general digestion, aid your immune system and accelerate weight loss. That is fabulous news!

The “Skinny” on Fiber

Research states that women, who increased their daily fiber intake from 12 grams to 24 grams, reduced their caloric intake by 90 compared to those who ate the same amount of food; but who ate less fiber. Fiber makes you feel full so you ultimately eat less.

Meet your new friend, fiber: Fiber is the part of fruits, veggies, nuts, and legumes (beans) that is hard to digest. So compare eating a plate of low-fiber pasta to a similar serving of brown rice, steamed cauliflower and delicious black beans. If you consume the latter, you will feel much fuller by eating food rich in nutrients with far less calories. You will also have other health benefits such as improved cardiovascular functioning and lower blood pressure.

Fiber is Fabulous

Eating high-fiber foods and supporting your diet with Boulder Vitality Supplements will reduce your appetite and accelerate your weight loss. Did you know that there are two kinds of fiber: soluble and insoluble? You can find soluble fiber in oat bran, barley, nuts, veggies, some fruits, lentils, and seeds. Insoluble fiber is found in wheat bran, veggies, and whole grains and they can add bulk to your intestines and help the food transit faster. Both soluble and insoluble fiber is hard to digest.

Fiber Superstars:

When you incorporate these fiber superstars into your daily diet, you will benefit from many health bonuses in addition to managing your weight. First of all, you will find your bowels are more regular and you have less constipation. You will benefit from the dense nutrients that are available in these super-delicious foods.

Lentils, broccoli, and blackberries, for example, are loaded with cancer-fighting antioxidants.

Food Amount of Fiber
Legumes
  Split Peas 16.3 grams/cup, cooked
  Lentils 15.6 grams/cup, cooked
  Black Beans 15 grams/cup, cooked
  Lima Beans 13.2 grams/cup, cooked
Veggies
  Artichokes 10.3 grams per medium
  Peas 8.8 grams per cup, cooked
  Brussels sprouts 4.1 grams/cup, cooked
Fruits
  Rasberries 8 grams/cup raw
  Blackberries 7.6 grams/cup, raw
  Avocados 6.7 grams/half
  Peas 5.5 grams/med

 

Here are five simple ways for you to increase your daily fiber intake:

  • Take a supplement before those large meals such as Boulder Vitality Pre-Fiber Supplement
  • Complete your meal with a delicious green salad
  • Use brown rice instead of white
  • Add lentil beans or split peas into your soup
  • Mix flaxseeds into your cereal or morning smoothie

So, you have the complete “skinny” on how fiber dramatically adds to your daily nutrients, prevents disease, and keeps you at your healthy weight. Remember to increase your daily fiber intake gradually. Sitting down to a huge plate of garbanzo beans could leave you feeling a bit bloated and gassy. It takes your system a while to adjust, especially if you have been living on low-fiber, on-the-go foods. Don’t forget to add additional support with Boulder Vitality Supplements. Once you make high-fiber foods a part of your diet, you will feel and look — fabulous!