How much fiber should we be getting in on a daily basis and why!? 

The recommended daily intake of fiber for adults is 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men. However, some experts believe that these recommendations are too low and that people should aim for at least 40 grams of fiber per day.

Fiber is important for gut health, weight management, and blood sugar control. It can also help to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.

It can help slow down digestion and absorption of food, which can help to control blood sugar levels. Good sources of fiber include oats, beans, lentils, fruits, vegetables, seeds/nuts, ground flaxseed, ground chia seed & cacao powder/nibs. 

If you are not getting enough fiber in your diet, you can gradually increase your intake by adding more fiber-rich foods to your meals and snacks. It is important to drink plenty of water when you increase your fiber intake to prevent constipation. 

Here are some tips for increasing your fiber intake:

  • Have a daily Inspire Wellness Smoothie :) All of my recipes have at least 10g of fiber.
  • Add fruits and vegetables to every meal and snack
  • Add avocado to your meals/snacks 
  • Add oats to your yogurt or muffin recipes
  • Add beans to salads & soups
  • Try a chickpea pasta

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