Fiber Fiber and more Fiber!

When life gets busy, the first thing we let go of is our diet and looking after our selves. It shouldn’t be that way though, as that is when our body needs us to take care of it the most!

 Start your day off right with a fast, healthy high fiber breakfast!

Why fiber? Fiber lowers cholesterol, lowers blood pressure and controls blood sugar. The perfect combination to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease!

Fiber is so good for us and most of use don’t get enough. The recommended daily goal is 38 grams of fiber for men and 25 grams for women. With these numbers Canadians need to consume twice as much fiber as they usually do!

How can you increase fiber in your diet? Add fiber into your diet slowly, by adding at one meal per day. Be sure to drink plenty of water! (which we should be doing anyways!)

High Fiber Foods:

1) Bran
2) Beans and Lentils
3) Berries
4) Whole Grains
5) Sweet Peas
6) Dark Leafy Greens
7) Nuts and Seeds
8) Squash
9) Cabbage, Cauliflower and Broccoli
10)  Fruit (with skins)

Try this simple and high fiber breakfast to start your day off right!!

 2 Minute Muffins

In a cereal bowl mix the following:

1/4 cup ground flaxseed

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon coconut or olive oil

1 egg

A sprinkle of frozen/fresh fruit (blueberries)

1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon (to taste)

Mix well and microwave for 80-90 seconds. Eat plain or serve with yogurt. Enjoy!

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