Yes, carbs are responsible for our increasing waistlines. We often overlook the one key carb that we probably don’t get enough of, fiber. Low carb diets are good, but up to a point. To sustain your desired weight you must have a balanced nutritional diet.
What is fiber?
It is a carbohydrate that the body can’t digest. It cannot be broken down into sugar molecules, like most other carbs. This makes it valuable because it passes through the body undigested in two forms: soluble fiber dissolves in water; insoluble fiber doesn’t dissolve.
How is fiber valuable to the body?
- Helps regulate the body’s use of sugars
- Helps keep hunger in check
- Aids in lower glucose levels and lower blood pressure
- Feeds the good bacteria in our guts
- Keeps our digestive system moving to prevent constipation
- Can help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system
- High-fiber foods fruit, vegetables, whole grains tend to be healthy
How much fiber should you be eating?
- Women, age 19–50 get between 25–28 grams of fiber daily
- Men, age 19–50 get between 30–34 grams of fiber daily
Our TLS low-glycemic impact diet of fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains contains a high amount of fiber. Our delicious TLS Nutrition Shakes with 19 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber, can get that extra fiber you may need. You can truly make your shake “the bomb” by the addition of NutriClean® Advanced Fiber Powder