It’s hard to believe, but 2019 is quickly coming to a close. With a new year comes all the commotion of parties, celebration, reflection, resolutions, and goals. For the first few weeks in January, the gym will be unusually crowded, and self-help books will be flying off the shelves. But perhaps more than anything else, you will hear people talking about trying a new diet, cleanse or detox in an effort to prioritize their health. What if this year you ditched the fad diets and short-lived gym obsessions? What if, instead, you made a lasting change that brought you long-term results? This may sound impossible, but with small steps and tiny changes, you can reach your goals!
Maybe you simply cut out one unhealthy habit from your diet. Try to reduce or eliminate your soda consumption. Or, cut down your fast food consumption by cooking healthy meals at home at least a few times a week. Commit to just one workout (or one more workout) per week. And, if you’re looking to improve your overall wellness with one simple change, look no further than adding some dietary fiber to your diet.
Why fiber? There are so many benefits associated with incorporating fruits, vegetables, and other high-fiber foods into your diet. From daily happenings such as helping support and helping improve calcium uptake, fiber’s health powers are far-reaching! Fiber adds bulk to your stool, making it easier to pass. Soluble fiber, the fiber that dissolves in water, can help lower cholesterol levels as well as blood sugar levels. A high-fiber diet has also been associated with a reduced risk of dying from cancer or cardiovascular disease1.
Adding fiber to your daily routine is a resolution worth sticking to! If you are having trouble getting the recommended amount of daily fiber you need, Fiber Choice® prebiotic fiber supplements are a convenient and delicious way to get closer to your fiber goals.
1 Mayo Clinic Staff. Dietary fiber: Essential for a healthy diet. Mayo Clinic website. Published November 16, 2018. Accessed July 17, 2019. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/fiber/art-20043983. Web.