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The power of FIBER

Updated: Mar 22, 2021

Fiber is IMPORTANT! ⁣

And up til recently it hasn’t been getting the full credit it deserves. Because until recently we had no idea that all the billions of good bacteria that live in our gut need fiber to thrive and be happy. Fiber is bacteria food. If we feed our bacteria, they in turn will make sure to provide us with all their services: ⁣

  • ➡️ keeping our gut healthy⁣

  • ➡️ fighting against inflammation in our body ⁣

  • ➡️ lowering our risk of autoimmune disease, allergies, heart disease, dementia and more⁣

The recommended daily intake is 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men. (And the more the better!!!) ⁣ Most people aren’t consuming more than 15-17 g/day unfortunately⁣.

In this post I’ve drawn some fiber-rich food sources for you, to show you that it’s not impossible to reach your daily goal! ⁣

What about fiber supplements? You know, the kind you can buy in most grocery shops nowadays? ⁣

  • ➡️ There's no evidence that daily use of fiber supplements is harmful and fiber supplements might be useful for a select few, especially when the intake of fiber cannot be met through their diet. But overall I wouldn’t recommend them for everyone! ⁣

  • ➡️ It's best to get fiber from food, because supplements don't provide the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that fiber-rich foods do ⁣

  • ➡️ And lastly, I think it’s a waste of money. If you want a cheaper “supplement” eat a spoonful of chia seeds every day (which contains more fiber than most conventional supplements) ⁣

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