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.

On the excitement scale, you might think reading about fiber is right up there with watching paint dry. But don’t turn that virtual page—learning more about this nutritional superhero could change your life. And what better time to start thinking about fiber than the first meal of the day?   MORE
Full of fiber and phytonutrients, veggies are one of the best sources of carbohydrates. Not only do veggies offer wondrous variety in taste and texture, but their virtues are also firmly grounded in scientific research. If you choose the right ones, vegetables are high-powered nutrient packages.   MORE
Getting the most from your calories by choosing nutrient dense foods high in protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats is a great health strategy, no matter what your goals.   MORE
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