Say Hello to a Healthier You With These High-Fiber Recipes
With benefits like helping control blood sugar levels, improving lung and immune system function, boosting weight loss and lowering risk of diseases (such as cancer, heart attack, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, gallstones and kidney stones), you cannot go wrong with adding high-fiber foods to your diet.
The ideal amount of fiber that anyone should get is 50 grams of fiber per 1,000 calories. Sadly, a lot of people aren’t able to consume this quantity. In fact, the standard American diet contains very little portion of fiber-rich foods. It’s never too late to consume more of this important nutrient. What better way to do it than by following these high-fiber recipes that you and your loved ones could enjoy any time of the day?
Conventional knowledge dictates that whole grains and byproducts like bran muffins and cereals are the “best sources” of fiber, but keep in mind that substances in these grains, namely gliadin and lectins, can actually increase a person’s risk of intestinal permeability or leaky gut syndrome that could lead to bloating, gas and abdominal cramps, fatigue, skin rashes, joint pain and allergies.
Look no further than these high-fiber recipes — they’re made with high-quality ingredients like berries, cauliflowers, beans, peas, root vegetables and tubers, sunflower, broccoli and/or Brussels sprouts and flax and chia seeds. These foods are considered to be the healthiest sources of fiber.
Organic psyllium husk is another cost-effective high-fiber option that you can include in your diet. Just make sure that you’re purchasing an organically grown and GMO-free variety, since conventional psyllium crops are sprayed with pesticides that are harmful to your body.
What are you waiting for? Try these high-fiber recipes right now and see the positive differences these dishes can give to your overall health and well-being.