The reason bad doctors don’t want you to eat apples
The facts are in. We need more fiber in our diet.
However, less than 10 percent of adults in the U.S. consume enough dietary fiber each day.
So, you like me, have probably figured out you need to up your own fiber game in what you eat. But then we start hearing all this talk of insoluble and soluble fiber and it feels as though we have opened pandora’s box (not the music app :-)). It can get confusing.
What’s better…what’s the difference??
Well to keep it simple…enter the apple!
Apples are a good way to get extra fiber in your diet because they have BOTH insoluble and soluble fiber. Soluble fiber turns to a “gel-like” substance in your body and insoluble tends to increase stool bulk and aid movement through the digestive system.
How do these two magical fibers help us? They…
- Support digestive health
- Aid in weight management
- Lower your risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Just so you know, one normal size apple contains about 3.6 grams of fiber. It is recommended that men consume 38 grams per day and 25 grams of fiber for women.
That’s a lot of fiber and a ton of apples.
But don’t fret too much. There are other healthy fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts where we can rack up our fiber gains.
So may you be healthier and more “regular” in your life!
For more fiber info and references:https://renew.advocare.com/health/dietary-fiber/