Yeah, I know it’s Halloween week & I “should” be writing about candy & strategies for dealing with a sweet tooth. However, I feel like writing about poop. 💩
Most important thing for regular BM’s is getting enough fiber + water. Other factors come into play for healthy digestion, but fiber + water is the most important place to start.
I review celebrity diets for People Magazine…and the one thing I see all. the. time. is really LOW FIBER diets. Stars really are just like us…cause we don’t get enough fiber roughage either.
Our poop gives us important feedback.
Healthy poop = healthy you.
So what’s the magic fiber number? The Institute of Medicine recommends that each day men get 38 grams & women get 25 grams.
1. AVOCADO 7g fiber = 1/2 avocado
Eat w/ crackers & hot sauce for a snack.
2. CHIA SEEDS 5g fiber = 1T
Add to a smoothie or make chia pudding.
3. CHICKPEAS 6g fiber = 1/2 cup
Use in hummus, salads, or roasted as a snack.
4. JICAMA 6g fiber = 1 cup
Put raw sticks of it on veggie trays or cut into thin squares & pretend it’s a cracker. 😉
5. PRUNES 3g fiber = 5 prunes
Add to 2% plain yogurt or oatmeal for natural sweetness. PS: Prunes also contain sorbitol, magnesium, and potassium – nutrients that help w/ regularity.
OTHER FIBER SUPERSTARS: Almonds, broccoli/cauliflower, unsweetened coconut flakes, lentils, rolled oats, pears, popcorn, raspberries, dark chocolate.
NOTE: In addition to FIBER, you need WATER to keep your system running smoothly. Here are 7 tricks to hit your daily water targets. xx
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