High Fiber

1-Day High-Fiber Healthy-Aging Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

As you age, your nutrient needs change. Getting enough of certain nutrients, like fiber, calcium and protein help to keep you feeling healthy and strong. Fiber is super important for not only keeping digestion regular but research also credits eating more fiber with weight loss, a healthy heart and a decreased risk of diabetes. Protein is needed for just about every process in the body, from repairing damaged cells to maintaining muscle mass, which becomes increasingly important as you age.

Healthy High-Fiber Meal Plan

Submitted by admin on Thu, 08/11/2016 - 10:44

We know fiber is good for us, yet 95% of Americans still don't get enough in their diets. People who eat a fiber rich diet—at least 25 grams a day for women and 38 grams for men—are more likely to lose weight (and keep it off), have a lower risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers, and have a healthier and more regular digestive tract. This 7-day meal plan makes it easier to get your fill of fiber with delicious, satisfying dinners that provide at least 8 grams of fiber per serving.

Starting a High-Fiber Diet

Submitted by admin on Fri, 03/18/2016 - 15:28

Starting a high-fiber diet is good for your health. The Institute of Medicine recommends that women get 25 grams of fiber a day—minimum—and men should shoot for at least 38 grams. Those numbers are based on research linking that amount with a reduced risk of heart disease and diabetes.