Let’s talk Fiber. #Fiberfriday-why not!
Fiber~ It’s not what it does– It’s what it takes away.
Did you know that it has the ability to grab excess hormones like estrogen, cholesterol, and potentially harmful compounds and whisk them out of the body. Ridding you if toxins that, if left to linger too long in your digestive tract, could cause damage, including upping your risk of breast and colon cancer, as well as other diseases. 😳
Fiber 101: soluble and insoluble
Insoluble fiber acts like an exfoliant, scrubbing your digestive tract.
Soluble fiber works like a sponge, soaking up any icky stuff that’s been sloughed off and takes it out of your body.
Some fabulous fiber boosters are chia and flax:
Try this special mix:
Cinnamon-Dried orange peel-Ground chia
Mix equal parts in shaker jar and sprinkle on your high fiber foods (whole grain toast, oats, fruit etc)
You should consume 30-35 grams (35-40 for males) of fiber per day. Start gradually 😉