Struggling for ideas of how to incorporate more fiber? Here are some tips.
The easiest way to get more fiber in your diet is simply to reach for more plants! Whether it’s a handful of nuts, a snack of carrots and celery with nut butter, or having that side salad with your meal, it’s easy to start incorporating more fiber into your daily life. Our friends at Organic Pharmer also have a great selection of delicious and convenient healing products, created from clean-sourced whole foods, that have fiber. Many of their beverages are also rich in fiber. The Organic Pharmer beverage Alpha Green contains insoluble fiber in the form of dandelion juice and also burdock infusion. Both of these plants are rich in a fiber called inulin which is a potent prebiotic, helping to keep your gut bacteria fed and healthy. Smoothies are a great way to supplement fiber in your diet (recipes and ideas for healthy breakfast with protein shakes
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Defense+ smoothie contains insoluble fiber from blueberries and banana, while the Trainer and Marathon protein shakes have both soluble and insoluble fiber from ingredients like kale, banana, sunflower and hemp seeds, and almond butter. Whole grains are also a great source of fiber, specifically the bulk type that keeps digestion and elimination regular, so remember to add in baked goods that are full of whole grains. Organic Pharmer has excellent food options here, too – from granola, to bread, protein bars, oat bars, and even vegan cheese, all their baked goods are made with whole food items like almonds, sesame seeds, oats, hemp, and chia, all without harmful preservatives. The Organic Pharmer bread contains extra soluble fiber as well from the use of psyllium husk, which is the same ingredient used in many fiber supplements like Metamucil.
Soups are also a great way to get your daily dose of fiber. Cooking essentially does some of the work of digestion for you, by starting to break down foods before they even enter the body. It’s for this reason, as well as because soups are full of hydrating liquids, that we often reach for soup when we’re sick or not feeling our best. When you don’t have the time, or don’t feel like making your own, try the Organic Pharmer blended soups like Curried Cauliflower or Butternut Lentil Bisque, or chunkier soups like Tunisian Tomato, French Lentil, and Tuscan White Bean, all of our soups are rich in fiber, and highly digestible.
There are many choices available to us when we are deciding what to eat, and an easy way to head in the direction of health is to incorporate more fiber into our diets. It’s good to remember that fiber is found in plants and plant-based foods, and even incorporating these foods in small amounts can drastically change our digestion in the short-term, and our metabolism in the long-term. So start increasing your fiber intake, and see how it benefits your digestion and your body as a whole.