Everyone says the fiber is good for you, but how much? Most American only consume about 15 grams per day but it is recommended that women consume at least 25 grams per day and men 38. Slowly converting your diet to a Mediterranean diet will naturally add more fiber to your diet from the addition of vegetables, beans, fruits, whole grains and nuts in your diet. Not only will these foods provide additional fiber, but they will also add rich nutrients to your routine. Plant foods have two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is found in legumes, nuts and berries which is known to lower LDL or bad cholesterol (low density lipoproteins), regulates blood sugar, lowers the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Insoluble fiber is found in whole grains, vegetables, grapes, tomatoes and dark leafy vegetables. Regular consumption keeps constipation at bay and improves your digestion. Adding fiber to the diet can be a challenge, so slowly introduce one high fiber food into your diet per day and before you know it–you will be eating a healthy Mediterranean diet!
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