Take the October High-Fiber Challenge

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It’s a new month, and you know what that means, right? A new goal! While we’ve already challenged you to eat more fruits and veggies, take more time for you and cut your TV time in half, this time we’re taking on the task of making our tummies a little fuller and our bowels a little, er, happier. That’s right, we’re upping our fiber intake!

Fiber has a ton of health benefits from improving your blood sugar to helping with weight-loss to reducing cholesterol, so naturally we want to make sure we’re getting enough. Current recommendations for women are 25+ grams of fiber a day, so that’s going to be our goal. Here’s a great list of tasty high-fiber foods to choose from in case you’re wondering how the heck to get 25 grams in your diet.

And for those of you who aren’t used to getting all that roughage, please start small and work up to the 25 grams. Fiber can do a number on your digestive tract if you’re not used to it, and we don’t want you cursing FBG every time you hit the restroom or clear out a room. Hehe.

Who’s in? Join the free FBG team on SparkPeople now to start eating your fiber and reaping the health benefits! —Jenn



Comments

  1. Sagan says

    I loooooove fibre. From oatmeal and fruit and veggies and beans, I easily get between 30 and 40 grams of fibre every day. Tasty.

  2. Rebecca says

    The link to the high fibre foods is really useful, thanks. I love to eat porridge for breakfast so that I start the day off well with plenty of fibre and a slow release of energy, add some chopped pear or apple and you can really boost your fibre intake without overdoing it.

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