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Happy Tuesday to you!

Do you meet your fiber requirements each day through your food? Do you find that you need to take a fiber replacement to meet your daily needs?
Try to meet your fiber requirements with foods rather than supplements.

A large increase in fiber over a short period of time could result in bloating, diarrhea, gas, and all-around discomfort. It is better to add fiber to your diet gradually over a recommended period of about three weeks, to avoid abdominal problems.
Your challenge today is to try and consume your fiber needs through:

*Whole grains
*Fruits
*Vegetables
*Legumes

Tips for Eating Fiber

* Eat a variety of foods
* Do not completely rely on fiber supplements
* Limit your intake of processed foods
* Increase your fiber intake gradually
* Try to consume 25 to 35 grams of fiber every day

--- "REMEMBER to get in your 8 glasses of water too. Water helps your system to process fiber." ---

Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday!


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