Thursday, August 14, 2008

with every FIBER of my bean?

We have heard over and over that we need to eat more fiber. But why? There are TONS of reasons but heres just to name a few....prevents diseases, cancer etc, cleanses body, helps keep you regular, (food usually takes 39 hours to be digested but with fiber it is much faster), helps you to lose weight, and keeps you feeling fuller longer. Here are some great sources of fiber...BEANS!!!!

Nice not these beans! But these beans...
They are high in Fiber and protein and are relatively low in calories and fill you right up. I wouldn't eat too many though for obvious reasons. There are some other ways to get in your daily fiber....I love the Fiber one cereals, yogurt, and granola bars...Delicious!
There are also fiber supplements you can take...

But the best way to get your fiber in is through whole natrual fiber in fruits, veggies, beans and whole grains. So eat up your fiber....
Here is a quick breakfast idea to get some fiber into your day....
1/4 C ground flax seed
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1-2 packets splenda
(mix together in a LARGE bowl then add)
1 egg
1-2 tsp butter
Microwave on high for 1 minute. The muffin pops right out.

You could put cinnomin in it too with some Fat free cream cheese on top. Fast easy way to get fiber.

1 comment:

*K*R*I*S*T*Y* said...

Oh man those fiber one bars are SOOO good but every time I have them AJ calls me TB (trumpet butt) because they give you the loudest farts ever!Speaking of fiber, one time AJ got those chocolate laxative square bite thingies and while he was at work I ate the WHOLE BOX, they were so good!But I highly don't recommend it.