Guest Post by Sarah Jones. Thanks so much for reaching out Sarah and for writing this up! Very much appreciate it. With almost everyone trying to achieve their personal fitness and health goals, making the best dietary choices are an absolute prerequisite. But with so much information out there, who knows what exactly we should be eating after a workout. The majority of Americans are not consuming enough fiber in their daily diets, which means this may be the key to completing your pre, mid, and post workout diet. Most Americans only consume about 14g per day while the recommended target is between 20 and 38g. Why fiber Fiber is essential for the human body. Without fiber, your body may experience constipation, hemorrhoids, or other conditions like diverticulosis. Also, the food with the most fiber, such as vegetables, fruits, legumes and whole grains are also very low in calories. The reason fiber is often touted for weight loss benefits is that fiber rich foods, while being low-calorie sources, are also more filling, flows straight out the body does not add to your calorie storage. The effort required to break down the fiber within the mouth leads to a prolonged eating session, which causes people to be more mindful of when they are full. Fiber snacks If you’re interested in adding more fiber to your diet for whatever reason,...Read More
Hey guys and gals, Today we are blessed to hear from another blogger, Kelly Crawford who writes for Hardboiledbody.com She is going to talk about high fiber diets and how they can fight diabetes. This ties in perfectly with my new book on the subject of reducing sugar intake so I though it would resonate on this site. Take it away Kelly: High Fiber Diets: Can they control Diabetes? If you suffer from diabetes, taking control of your diet is of paramount importance to your health and well-being. Most people, diabetic or not, do not have enough fiber intake from the correct foods, which gives the long term prospect of staying healthy and challenging diabetes, somewhat an uphill struggle. If you have diabetes, the most important thing is to maintain your blood sugar levels. Fiber certainly assists with this, plus, the correct daily intake will improve your heart health and combat cardiovascular disease which is a serious danger for diabetics. What is fiber? When people hear the word ‘carbohydrate’, most instantly assume that these are bad for you. However, dietary fiber is a carbohydrate gleaned from plant-based foods. The difference between this type of carbohydrate and the ‘naughty’ ones, is that it is not digested or absorbed into the body, but it has a starring role in keeping you healthy. There are two types of dietary fiber, soluble and insoluble,...Read More
Hey guys! I have the pleasure of introducing one of my friend’s in the publishing world, Rob Archangel. He is a fellow health guru that also happens to runs his own publishing company (how cool is that!?). I asked him to share a little bit about his own journey and what follows is his story. I have used the services his company offers several times to make the covers for my books. Their customer service is top-notch, and I won’t go anywhere else because the quality is always spot on. Beyond that, him and his team actually care about...Read More
Hey guys! The holiday season is one of the best times of the year. with snow falling (for those northerners) and Christmas music seemingly blasting from every known source of sound, the spirit is with us all. This time can be a great time to spend with family, enjoy cool new gadgets, and be merry. But we all know how difficult the season can be as well, especially when we are trying to eat healthy. My wife and I are going to Mexico in January and we want to look good for each other. The biggest problem? January comes after December, and the Christmas season is FULL of cookies, cakes, brownies, punch, huge meals, and delicious homemade bread! And of course, as well know, this does NOT last just one day or one night. We ALL have multiple times per day when we are tempted to reach for a sweet or overindulge during a pot luck. I don’t know about you, but I love big family meals around a big table. There is something pleasing and uplifting about enjoying good food with good company. But this just isn’t usually a good thing for healthy eating. Unless you have a family full of vegans and health nuts, those big family home cooked meals are not going to be that good for you. The solution? Here are 7 tips for avoiding...Read More
Who better than the Fiber Guardian to answer some of the age old questions of excessive flatulence. It is no secret that fiber and farting go hand in hand so it is high time for a post on this subject. Is farting good for you? Is farting in fact healthy? Do you have a farting problem? I am going to shed some light on this dark subject so the next time you decide to rip one you can do so with a smile on your face, because YES, farting is in fact good for you. Except perhaps, for making...Read More
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