Why is fiber so important?

September 20, 2011 , ,

Dietary fiber helps reach satiety quicker and delays hunger pangs, thereby limiting the risk of overeating, which in turn helps preventing obesity. Conversely, a lack of dietary fiber can lead to gastric and intestinal disorders, such as constipation or diarrhea.

The average North American eats a mere 10 grams of dietary fiber per day, whereas the daily intake recommended by Health Canada is 25 to 35 g. Our premium meal plans assure you that this recommendation is met, by simply including fiber-rich foods, such as:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables (an apple with skin contains 5 grams of fiber)
  • Legumes (one cup of cooked chickpeas contains 10 grams of fiber)
  • Bread and whole grains (one slice of whole wheat bread contains 2 grams of fiber)

Just like anything else, too much fiber isn’t good either. Indeed, beyond the upper limit, bowel movements may become too fast and prevent adequate absorption of nutrients.

You can trust our complete meal plans and enjoy without worrying!

Author

Cinzia Cuneo
Cinzia Cuneo, founder of SOSCuisine.com, never wanted to neglect the quality of her food. She shares her special expertise to make good food quickly and without complications!

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