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Gut Health: Prebiotics, Probiotics and the "Forgotten Organ"

Recipe to Try: Prebiotic-Rich Chicken & White Bean Soup with Leeks

What if you had an organ you didn't know existed? Trillions of microorganisms live in your gastrointestinal (GI) system, and this host of bacteria is often considered the "forgotten organ." Like other organs of the body, this group of bacteria, sometimes called the gut microbiome, has to be cared for. It can even get sick, which produces ripple effects of symptoms.

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

Getting enough fiber is super important to keep digestion regular (if you know what we mean). And beyond helping you to feel regular, research credits eating more fiber with weight loss, a healthy heart and a decreased risk of diabetes. But even with all the known benefits of fiber, 95% of Americans are still not getting enough. On average, Americans only eat 16 grams of fiber a day—far from the 28 grams recommended in the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In this 1-day high-fiber meal plan, we make it easy to get your daily fiber fill.

Top High-Fiber Foods You Need in Your Life

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It's time to eat more fiber. Fiber comes up a lot these days in the world of nutrition, but that buzz is well deserved. Fiber is pretty great stuff. Increasing your intake of high-fiber foods has been linked to reduced risks of heart disease and diabetes. It may also help you lose weight, maintain your weight loss and keep your digestive health in good shape. According to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, women should aim for at least 25 grams of fiber each day, while men should shoot for at least 38 grams.