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Dietary Fiber Health Tips, Daily Recommendation

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How Dietary Fiber Benefits Health

So we're on a weight loss plan and we've studied well, learning tips that will help us succeed in eradicating these unwanted fat layers. We've learned the following about dietary fiber.

Raw Natural Foods are Wealthy in Dietary Fiber

1. It is free in caloric values and is contained in many raw foods, excepting uncooked animal proteins such as chicken, beef, pork and lamb.

For Adding Bulk to Support Digestive Health

2. It works as a bulking agent - literally sweeping toxins and waste from the digestive track. It assists the digestive system in doing its job more efficiently and when the digestive process is working in healthy order, it's going to impact our rate of weight loss in a very positive manner.

And the longer that harmful toxins remain in the body, the more damage they have the potential to cause. Dietary fiber assists the body in getting rid of toxins via regularity and this is one of the best methods of fighting cell damage.

Whole Grains vs Low Carbohydrate Foods & Fat Loss

3. Daily diets that are minimal in simple carbohydrates can also accelerate fat loss. Avoiding pies, cakes, doughnuts, cakes and Cheese Danish and instead opting for whole grain rice, pasta and breads make the wisest choices.

4. When calculating total carbohydrate grams, the amount of dietary fiber contained within the food selection is subtracted, so choices that are rich in this element will assist in keeping carbohydrates in check.

How Much Dietary Fiber Does Your Body Need?

5. Our body requires about 25 grams per day of fiber to be at its healthiest state BUT the exact amount varies from individual to individual. Small 100 pound Jane isn't going to need as much as 200 pound Jack. But take note - there is a secret ingredient which activates this element once it makes its way into our digestive track. Adequate daily liquids - often referred to as 'hydrating'.

Dietary Fiber in Cooked Food

Based on 1 Cup Serving Unless Stated


Beans, navy, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt


Beans, baked, canned, with franks


Artichokes, (globe or French)


Refried beans, canned, traditional style


Soybeans, mature cooked, boiled, without salt


Vegetables, mixed, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt


Chili con carne with beans, canned entree


Spinach, frozen, chopped or leaf, cooked, boiled, drained


Cereals, Wheatena, cooked with water


Spaghetti, whole-wheat, cooked


Barley, pearled, cooked


Oat bran, cooked


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