Fiber Foods Coach Advises: Eat more fiber!
Fiber Foods Coach urges Americans to eat more high fiber foods. Our nutrition is woefully below recommended levels of fiber. We consume only 15 percent of the recommended intakes for whole grains, less than 60 percent for vegetables, and less than 50 percent for fruits each day.
Fiber is essential for healthy functioning of our bodies. However, typical American diets are high in energy, but low in fiber and nutrients, particularly for our children. This is causing health problems. We are becoming overweight, while undernourished. We are facing higher risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, bowel disorders and type 2 diabetes. Many of these health problems, especially diabetes, are surfacing at surprisingly younger ages.
Our families can become healthier by daily exercise and by including more fiber foods in each meal , along with low-fat and low-cholesterol choices. Since high fiber foods tend to be low in fat and cholesterol, yet rich in vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, they are one of the best foods to provide health benefits.
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