July 16, 2010

Fiber on the Food Label

One of the first things I check for when I purchase any kind of grain product, mainly bread and cereal, is the amount of fiber per serving.

My doctor recommended to me to get at least 25 grams of fiber per day.

It is not an easy thing to do.

Most people in the US only get 5-10 grams a day, according to the UWSP University Health Service.

One of the best sources I have found is a whole grain bread that has 5 grams per slice.

Just 2 slices is 10 grams and lunch can take care of that.

By leaving the skin on vegetables and fruits, the fiber amounts are also increased.

We eat a lot of rice and I sometimes mix the white and brown together when cooking it.

Not only does it taste really good, but when using it in stir fry recipes, it is hard to tell the difference.

Getting enough fiber is important as it helps to reduce heart disease and colon cancer.

It keeps the digestive system running smoothly which in turn keeps us feeling good.

1 comment:

  1. I find that ground flax seeds are also a good source of fiber...I think you and I would get along really well in the kitchen...:)))