Fiber Focus Friday: The Un-Rhymable Orange

orangesIt is indeed true that nothing rhymes with the word orange! Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself!

That pointless, (albeit fun) exercise aside, the orange It is an extra special fruit, and now it is on display for all to see here at Fiber Focus Friday!

The orange is a citrus fruit that tastes of sunshiny days and leaves delicious tones of tanginess all through your taste buds. You can eat it with breakfast, or as a snack during the day! Any way you slice it, an orange is a good friend to keep around.

Let’s learn more about it shall we?

And as always, please drop me a line to suggest the next Fiber Focus Friday topic!

The Health Benefits of Eating Oranges

Oranges are the perfect addition to any high fiber diet. They also really pack a punch with many other health benefits. Orange health benefits include:

  1. Immune system boosting powers. Oranges are super high in Vitamin C at 54 mg per 1 fruit. Vitamin C consumption can be a controversial topic, but the Fiber Guardian approves of getting as much as you can to keep the disease fighting parts of your body strong. It is a powerful antioxidant, and it can help you to avoid getting sick, and even help to ease cold symptoms.
  2. Oranges are also rich in many other antioxidants that help to prevent some diseases. Antioxidants are especially helpful when you are eating different fruits and vegetables and getting a variety of these disease fighting superpowers.
  3. It is a high fiber food, and as we know, high fiber foods are the way to go. Enough said here.
  4. Choline is a nutrient found in oranges that can actually help with sleep, muscle movement, and even learning and memory.
  5. Consuming oranges will aid in preventing heart disease, cancer, stroke, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Avoiding any one of these ailments is indeed reason enough to start eating oranges!

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Fiber Focus Friday: Man Eating Mushrooms

man eating mushroomsHey guys!

First of all, I hope you enjoyed the picture of the man eating a mushroom!

Secondly, It is indeed time for another food to be featured on here at Fiber Guardian. The choice this week is a food I used to think of as gross and quite tasteless. Indeed, one time at dinner I ate them and decided that they tasted like nothing.

However, I currently eat this food weekly, and it has indeed become a staple in my diet. This food?

Mushrooms!

Mushrooms are delicious, and nutritious indeed. This powerful part of the fungi kingdom is neither a plant nor a vegetable. Its discolored hue might have you looking elsewhere for a nutritious meal, but don’t let that fool you!

In this case, don’t judge a book by its color. Mushrooms are packed full of nutrients and this fungus is just begging to be added to your diet.

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Fiber Focus Friday: The Auspicious Avocado

are avocados healthyI know what you are thinking, “why is the avocado auspicious??”

Auspicious means-

“promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable”.

The avocado does indeed promise success. Eating one puts you on the right track towards success, and it is indeed a favorable food. Can I tell you with absolute certainty that this is an appropriate use of the word auspicious? Did I ask the grammar police if it was okay to write it like this?

NO and NO.

However, the avocado is indeed auspiciously amazing, and you need to be adding it to your daily eating regime!

Wanna learn why? Keep on reading, but before you do, sign up for the mailing list using the form below for more Fiber Guardian awesomeness. You definitely will not be disappointed!

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FIber Focus Friday: Tenacious Tomatoes

The tenacious tomato

 

Featured today on Fiber Focus Friday is the tenacious tomato. The tomato is a food that kills it in the world of healthy foods. Its health benefits are plentiful, its recipes are numerous, and the taste will leave you breathless.

Let us discuss this mighty fruit in detail!

 

Fun Facts About Tomatoes

 

  • Tomatoes increase in weight as they start to ripen. This continues even after they are harvested.
  • Tomatoes are indeed a fruit. The confusion on this topic originally arose when the US supreme court named them a vegetable for taxation purposes! If you disagree with me that is fine, the battle of the tomato’s true nature is well beyond the scope of this article, and this blog altogether!
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Fiber Focus Friday: Boundless Blackberries

Blackberries are super awesome for you!Featured today on Fiber Focus Friday is the boundless blackberry. The blackberry is delicious and nutritious, and it is a great fruit to add to your diet. It lands here on Fiber Focus Friday because of its amazing health benefits, and the fact that it is of course, high in fiber.

As always, please comment with any questions or suggestions for future foods to be featured on Fiber Focus Friday!

Lets delve right in and see what this awesome fruit has to offer!

 

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Fiber Focused Friday: Recap!

This Friday we’re going to be doing something a little different, we’re going to do an overview of all of the amazing fiber-packed foods we’ve talked about for the past few months.

If this doesn’t get you excited about high fiber foods, nothing will! If you do find this interesting, you’ll love the newest writing from the Fiber Guardian, an E-book that you can receive by simply signing up for our mailing list!

Here’s a list of the 11 fiber foods we’ve covered:

  1. The Amazing Apple
  2. The Astonishing Almond
  3. Sweet Potatoes – Nature’s Succulent Spuds
  4. Breathtaking Blueberries
  5. Outstanding Oatmeal
  6. Scintillating Starfruit
  7. Broccoli the Bold Choice
  8. The Beaming Banana
  9. Popcorn, it’s good for you?!
  10. Fantastic Flax
  11. The Beany Bean

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Fiber Focus Friday: The Beany Bean

Beans are super healthy for you!Featured this week on Fiber Focus Friday is a food well deserving of the title of ULTIMATE HIGH FIBER FOOD. Beans (in the legume family) are one of the best foods you can possibility eat.

Beans are extremely high in fiber and protein, and eating them brings a great many health benefits.

However, it is indeed true that while beans are indeed a great food to eat the old diddy still holds truth.

“Beans, Beans, the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more you toot!”

I first remember my Grandma singing that to me, but we can only guess at the saying’s first origins. Regardless, beans can indeed make you gassy, but that is why water consumption is key when starting to eat these types of foods!

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy learning about this magically musical food!

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Fiber Focus Friday: Fantastic Flax

 

FANTASTIC FLAXFeatured this week on Fiber Focus Friday is a food not well known by most. Flax is indeed a seed that is versatile, amazingly healthy, and tasty!

Thanks for tuning into this week’s food rundown. I appreciate the fact that you are reading this, and I hope to be able to provide you with some excellent information on flax seed.

As always, please free to comment below with foods you would like to see featured next time!

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Fiber Focus Friday: Popcorn is Good For Me!?

Featured this week on Fiber Focus Friday is a food most people associate with movie going. Putting on a quick flick, grabbing a bowl of popcorn, eating some candy, and slurping on a soda, sounds like an awesome way to spend an evening doesn’t it?

However, I never would have said any of these foods could actually be healthy for you! Indeed, popcorn is actually decently high in fiber and protein while remaining low in calories.

KEEP IN MIND that popcorn that is loaded with butter is not something that the Fiber Guardian suggests, as this adds unnecessary fat and other junk to the mix.

As always, please comment with any questions or suggestions for future foods to be featured on Fiber Focus Friday! I truly desire for this post series to continue for quite a long time!

It my hope that by the end of this post you will have a better understanding of popcorn and will want to go out and by some for yourself to eat right NOW!

Without further ado, let us discuss popcorn in all its glory.

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Fiber Focus Friday: The Beaming Banana

Featured today on Fiber Focus Friday is the amazingly balanced and beaming banana. There is no other fruit quite like it. It’s cheap, versatile, and tastes amazing.

As always, please comment with any questions or suggestions for future foods to be featured on Fiber Focus Friday! I want this post series to continue and to be AWESOME for generations to come (okay maybe not that long, but I am showing no times of stopping any time soon!).

Without further ado, let us discuss the beautifully magnificent banana!

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