Fiber helps to prevent different types of cancer, maintain better colon health, aid in hemorrhoid treatment and stomach problems, maintain healthy cholesterol levels and controlling weight. With all these various health benefits of eating fiber rich foods, we could all benefit by trying to eat just a little bit better.
Here are some simple steps to try to improve your fiber intake:
Eat a high fiber breakfast cereal with some fresh berries on top. Not only is it quick and easy, but fiber also helps control hunger throughout the day and is a good healthy start to your day. Breakfast shakes are another tasty, easy breakfast choice. With a little bit of prep work, you can throw these together quite easily all week long.
When you have some extra time, cut up some fresh fruit and toss it in baggies and into the freezer. Then when you’re ready for a shake, use fresh orange juice as the base and throw in the frozen fruit to make a delicious fruit smoothie.
I like a mixture of bananas and strawberries, but you are really only limited by your imagination here. Some people use yogurt, honey, and vitamin add-ins to maximize the health benefits. You’ll be amazed at how delicious these really are.
Instead of a plain burger or pizza, up the veggie content, skip the pepperoni and sausage, and get a pizza topped with fresh vegetables like mushrooms, onions and peppers. If you don’t want to give up the cheeseburgers for lunch, at least make sure to get yours with lettuce, tomato and onion.
Try to add more vegetables to your day to day menu. Most Americans have a typical meal that consists of a protein, a starch and vegetables. Try leaving off the starch and doubling up on the vegetables.
You also might try going vegetarian one day a week. You’ll be surprised at the large variety of vegetarian dishes available nowadays and this can be a fun and interesting way to mix up your diet a little bit. Think about a spicy Indian curry over rice or a teriyaki stir-fry with some fresh spring rolls.
Ease up on the processed foods. Processed convenience foods are very popular in the US because everyone is so busy with school, work and family, but good health is worth a little time investment. Try to get the whole family together to prepare a nice vegetable lasagna or grill up some nice chicken vegetable kabobs. Not only will your family benefit from this quality time, but it also teaches your kids healthy eating habits.
So if you’re wondering how to get rid of hemroids, prevent cancer, calm stomach problems, lose weight, and control your cholesterol, fiber is the miracle fix. The main thing to consider when implementing these changes is to make it fun and easy. You may end up enjoying it so much that you’ll wonder why you haven’t been eating healthier all along.