A high-fiber diet can improve your mood
A recent study by a British University shows that people who eat a high-fiber diet are less depressed and sleep better than those who don’t. The researchers believe that good nutrition improves brain function.
Research also confirms that people who eat high-fiber diets weigh less than those who don’t. This is not surprising. High-fiber foods take longer to digest so you stay full for longer.
Even though there is no Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for fiber, experts believe that 20-35 grams per day is adequate. (The average American consumes about 12 grams per day.)
Most foods that are high in fiber are good for weight loss. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, brown rice, oats, oatbran, pulses, wholegrain breads and cereals, corn and wheatgerm.
Add fiber gradually to your diet. Give your body time to adjust. As you increase your fiber intake, increase your fluid intake to make sure the fiber passes through your system.
For healthy sustained weight loss, choose a diet that follows the Food Pyramid Guidelines and offers diet support, exercise advice and weight loss motivation.