Fiber is one of our favorite friends with many nutritional benefits! We love that fiber helps with:
- Regulating how our body uses sugars
- Keeping us regular
- Cleaning up our digestive tract
- Keeping us feeling full when we eat
There are two types of fiber- insoluble and soluble fiber.
Insoluble fiber helps to move waste products through our digestive tract, and is a great helper in preventing constipation. You can find insoluble fiber in different food sources like kidney beans, lentils, black beans, okra, turnip, carrots, peas, cucumber, and tomatoes.
Soluble fiber is the other form of fiber that helps us feel full, helps to lower glucose levels, and can even help with weight management. Soluble fiber can also be metabolized by the good bacteria in our gut! Some sources of soluble fiber are lima beans, oatmeal, avocado, brussel sprouts, asparagus, sweet potato, and nuts.
Did you know we have nutritional consultants at both of our locations who love guiding patients in the right direction to achieving their health and wellness goals. Give us a call or send us a DM to schedule an appointment!
Calgary : (403) 263-0661
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