Online Diet Consultations by Samia Khoury Diet Clinic

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Samia Khoury Dietitian

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Add Fiber to Your Diet !!

Let me introduce you to Fiber. Fiber is my best friend. Fiber helps me lose weight, and makes me feel full for longer. Fiber decreases the absorption of fat and sugar in the blood, which means some fiber may help lower blood cholesterol levels and help to control the rise of blood sugar levels after a meal. Fiber helps with constipation problems and prevents from colon and rectal cancer as well as from hemorrhoids! Fiber prevents bloating and gas too!!

There are so many reasons why fiber should also be YOUR best friend!

In general where can you find sources of fiber?
-          In leafy vegetables and legumes
-          In fruits especially with the skin
-          In whole wheat bread, toast, rice, pasta, couscous, burghul
-          In beans, lentils and peas, oats, pop corn, potato with skin

You need 25g of fiber daily if you are a woman and 38g daily if you are man. This is easily reached if you consume whole wheat foods instead of refined (white bread etc…), eat salads and 3 portions of fruits daily, and beans or lentils twice a week! Also choose to eat potato with the skin, choose homemade popcorn as snack instead of chips, use oat in your breakfast meals with milk and you’ll be doing good!

Just careful because too much fiber (more than 50 or 60 grams per day) may cause diarrhea and bloating and can actually lower your body’s absorption of vitamins and minerals and  be sure to increase your fiber intake gradually, and drink a lot of water for the fiber to be efficient !!

It is important to read well your food labels at the supermarket because it will help you determine the fiber content of most packaged foods. When it is written high in fiber then the product has 5 grams or more per serving!

Now I am happy to have a mutual friend with you! ;)
Keep Healthy…

Samia Khoury Dietitian

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