By: Sydney James
Why do we need fiber?
Fiber slows down the rate that sugar is absored. Whenever you eat foods such as beans and whole grains, the sugar from them is absored slower which helps with keeping you blood glucose levels from rising. Also fiber makes your intestines move fast which helps with tellin gyou that you are full. Never foreget to eat foods with fiber so you can keep your body healthy
Benefits when you have a high-fiber diet.
Fruits and Veggies
Fruit: apples with skin, blueberries,oranges and, mangos
Veggies: Avocado, beets, carrots and spinach
nuts and seeds
Nuts: almonds, Hazlenuts
Seeds: pumpkin seeds, sunclower seeds, chia seed
whole grains: brown rice, rye flakes, wheat, whole-grain cornmeal
Fun interesting facts!
- it is only found in plant foods, so that means meat and dairy items have zero fiber.
- the more fiber you include in your diet the more water you need to drink to help the fiber move through your digestive system.
- fiber is sometimes called as "natures broom" becuase it helps clean out the intestines.
- Also it is called Carbohydrates