Do you have a fear of carbohydrates? Carbs have gotten a bad wrap lately, especially with the keto craze. But honestly, most of us just make poor carb choices (they aren't all bad). Let's take a look at FIBER today! Considered a carb, fiber is not digestible by the body, so it will just pass through our GI tract without breaking down. Turns out, even though it is just a passenger through our body, fiber does great things for us!
Fiber helps to keep our hunger and blood sugar in check. It can help decrease glucose levels, cholesterol levels, and promote regularity/decrease constipation. Fiber has also been shown to reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and diverticulitis.
The best sources of fiber are whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies, legumes and nuts.
Below is a list of the best sources of soluble and insoluble fiber:
**oatmeal, nuts, beans, lentils, apples, wheat, whole wheat bread, whole grain couscous, brown rice, legumes, carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes
So fear not when it comes to those fiber filled carbs! They do the body good!