Increase Fiber Slowly

applesFiber is great for your digestive health.  However, adding too much fiber to your diet too quickly can lead to painful cramping, bloating and intestinal gas. Keep track of the current fiber you are eating with a food journal and prepare for your increase by consuming more water.  Once you are aware of your daily intake you can slowly increase your fiber consumption over the course of several weeks.[1]

Steadily enjoy the benefits of a fiber-rich diet by eating apples, pears, bananas and berries.  Reach for whole grain products and keep beans, veggies and granola handy for filling, fiber-rich snacks.

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Dr. Kim

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