This article is perfect for you if your goal is to eat better throughout the day without resorting to eating habits that can decrease your energy. It can be challenging to find the time to plan, organize and cook healthy, nutritious meals, but the payoffs are well worth the effort.
Perhaps your grandmother called it roughage; physicians call it bulk. No matter what it’s called, dietary fiber traditionally used for relieving constipation is an important consideration when changing the way you eat to a lifetime of healthy eating.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: You can’t get too much fiber. Our Paleolithic ancestors consumed between 50-100 grams a day. The National Cancer Institute recommend between 25-35 grams a day; for adults under 50 and the Institute of Medicine suggests a minimum of 38 grams a day for men and 25 for women. Do you know what the average American gets? Eight to eleven paltry grams a day.