What I like about fruits and veg are the phytonutrients, antioxidants, sterols & stanols that come 'with' the fiber.* The more you eat, the less you'll weigh (it's difficult to overeat veg, don't you think?); they feed your cells the nutrition we're trying to get. They're also packed with water. I'm not so good about variety, that's where I could shake it up.
I'll come back to edit this at the end of the day to share my grams/day; if I have time (and you others, too), I'll share where I got the fiber to give ideas to others, esp newbies who may worry about not getting enough.
It's my belief that the more soluble fiber you have, the more you "go", the more cholesterol is taken out of your body. I know there's some INsoluble fiber in fruits/veg, too; and I could stand to try some quinoa or healthy gf grain once in a while, too. I just haven't wrapped my head around the grains as much. But you know that about me: I've been a lazy (kinda depressed) cook :P.
*Food best and first, supplements if you have to: bit.ly/az925u
(should be a happy face, tho)
Barb, sounds like a nice lunch. How many grams of fiber?! :)
I got 34 today. (thank you raspberries, avocado, sweet potato)
Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 2/13/2010 (00:41)
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