By Curtis Sheppard
Fiber is an essential part of a healthy diet, and yet it goes through the entire digestive process without being absorbed! The main purposes of fiber rich foods are to balance probiotics in the gastrointestinal tract, protect digestive lining and help eliminate toxins.
We’ve all felt sluggish at times, and many don’t realize this could be due to the amount of waste material in the colon. This waste slows down your overall system, making you feel tired, unable to think properly and possibly even increases depression-related symptoms.
Here are some fiber-rich foods that can promote a healthy digestive system and have you feeling great!
Beans: Delicious and nutritious, beans are one of the world’s most basic food staples, and they contain some of the highest amounts of fiber available! For every one cup of black beans, navy beans or kidney beans, you will receive at least 15 grams of fiber. Beans are a great way to help cleanse the digestive tract, strengthen immunity and burn fat.
Berries: We all know that fruit is great for us, but berries specifically are a great source of fiber that can help strengthen colon lining and assist with detoxification of the body. Berries such as: blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries and elderberries are the best sources of fiber, with 8 to 10 grams per serving.
Greens: Leafy and green vegetables are packed with iron, beta-carotene and fiber. The best greens for a fiber boost include: swiss chard, spinach, turnip greens, collard greens and beet greens. One cup of greens contains 4 to 5 grams of fiber.
Whole Grains: Unlike white flour, which has been processed and stripped of important nutrients such as fiber, whole grain food products are potent with digestive boosting fiber that can effectively enhance immunity, metabolism and mental functions. Whole grains can give you 6.2 grams of fiber per one cup serving.
Nuts: Pinons, almonds, pistachios and walnuts are all high in protein and fiber. Nuts maintain normal digestion, increase energy levels, lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, boost metabolism and strengthen immunity. Nuts provide you with around 12 grams of fiber per one cup serving.
The staff of Sedna Nutra wants all of their customers to have healthy digestive systems and implementing these natural, fiber-rich foods is a great start!