Fiber is a nutrition rock star with some pretty amazing health benefits. Research credits eating more fiber with weight loss, healthier gut bacteria, more regularity in your gut (aka better poops), a healthy heart and decreased risk of diabetes. So if fiber can do all that, why are 95% of Americans still not getting enough?
When Bianca Acebron Peco was told she'd have to drop her favorite food group, forever, she was devastated. "I'm a cheese-a-holic!" says the New Hampshire resident. Unfortunately, cheese and her other go-tos, ice cream and milk, are often high in saturated fat—something that people with high cholesterol may need to limit. And in 2011, at age 19, Bianca found out she had high cholesterol.
Following a gluten-free diet is easy and delicious with this 14-day, 1,500-calorie meal plan. We've done the hard work of planning for you and mapped out 14 full days of meals and snacks that are free of gluten and gluten-containing ingredients and are balanced for a healthy diet. Because gluten-free diets can be lacking in certain nutrients like fiber, niacin, folate and vitamin B12, we made sure to include plenty of healthy foods to help you meet your daily nutrient needs.
Incorporating more plant-based foods into your diet is a great way to boost your health. A vegetarian diet has been shown to reduce your risk of heart disease , type-2 diabetes and even certain types of cancer. Whether you already follow a vegetarian diet or are just looking to go meatless sometimes, this 7-day, 1,200-calorie vegetarian meal plan makes it easy to eat your veggies!