So we all want to live a long and healthy life, right? What kind of diet to you consume? Recent studies reveal that diet plays a key role in the lifespan as well as disease and mortality rates.
If you want to improve your overall percentage in the race of life, that is, lower your risk for cancer related death by 15%, your risk for diabetes related death, and overall mortality by 17%.......the National Institute for Health suggests increasing the amount of whole grains and cereal fibers you consume. Results from published studies suggest that 10.22 grams of cereal fiber daily, such as that found in Fiber One Cereals.
Other sources that are high in fiber are wheat tortilla, wheat bread, apples, oatmeal, and blackberries. Black beans rank very high at 19.5 grams of fiber per serving. These are simply a few items, there are many more not listed. For a detailed list, click here.
Seems simple enough to substitute one snack or breakfast food for something higher in fiber right? Live in the moment.....take small steps to an overall healthier lifestyle. Make small changes that will add up to a lifestyle change NOT A DIET. Start with a small change in your daily eating habit and introduce that change for one week. One week two intoduce another dietary change such as only eating meat 3-4 times during that week. This process continues until you adjust and before you know it you are eating healthier and loving it!!!!