Health tip: Get your fiber!

If you want to stay regular, make sure you are getting enough fiber in your diet.  It’s recommended that you consume between 25 and 35 grams a day depending on your sex and age.  Most people do not get nearly enough fiber.


Fiber is key to good health

From Cooking Light

By: Dr. Steve Salvatore, Co-Owner of The American Academy of Personal Training

Want to lower your risk of heart disease?  Start eating more fiber.  The National Cancer Institute reports that eating a diet rich in fiber can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease by 22%.  Eating more fiber can also lower your risk of getting some cancers, diabetes and obesity.  The USDA guidelines encourage Americans to up their fiber by eating certain fruits, vegetables and whole grains.  You should try to eat 25 grams of fiber per day.