What are the benefits of fiber, and which easy-to-find foods are good sources?
We need it in our diet because adequate fiber is responsible for optimal functioning of our gastrointestinal tract, lowering of blood cholesterol, and regulation of blood glucose. Any dish that contains fiber-packed foods like fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and beans will give you a healthy dose.
Gayl Canfield, RD is the Nutrition Educator at the Pritikin Longevity Center where guests learn how to size up every food label imaginable and leave Dr. Canfield's workshops feeling, "I can do this!" Pritikins residential program is based on daily exercise and natural, whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seafood, and limited lean meat.