Through your time with HLS, the importance of fiber has been emphasized on numerous occasions. It is known as one of the 6 nutrients the body needs to function properly. It is also known to help prevent diseases such as type 2 diabetes, food allergies, and even arthritis. The biggest difference fiber makes is going to directly affect your gut health. Fiber helps increase the amount of healthy gut bacteria that is produced to help keep the gut clean. Here are some ways to capitalize on building a healthy gut with fiber:
- Eat your fruits and vegetables raw
- Eat what is in season
- Stay away from processed foods
- Make sure to include a high fiber item at every meal
- Get fiber from food not supplements
Secret: Eating too much fiber too quickly can cause digestive distress, gas, and intestinal blockage.