3 Reasons Why You Need Fiber In Your Life This Summer
You’re out at the beach with your friends and family, enjoying a nice summer day but you don’t feel comfortable…
You’re feeling all types of bloated and not looking forward to taking off your swimsuit cover-up.
It’s okay- we’ve been there too!
We know what it’s like to feel uncomfortable in your swimsuit when you feel bloated and it’s just not fun!
So what can you do to help prevent extreme bloating?
Get more fiber in your diet!
“You mean, just add more fiber into my diet and I’ll be less bloated this summer?”
Fiber is one of the least talked about topics, but did you know that fiber is HIGHLY essential to your daily diet? Without fiber you’d probably have a difficult time eliminating waste which then leads to extreme bloating #thestruggleisreal. The less trips you take to the restroom, the more toxins stay built up in your body and the more bloated you may feel. Trust us, that’s something you’d want to avoid especially during summer time! Besides, the more toxins your body carries, the higher the chance of illnesses that can develop and well, it can even mean some unwanted weight gain- no thanks!
What is fiber?
To put it simply, fiber is basically a carb that cannot be digested. However, it is the perfect guide to many nutrients while traveling through your digestive tract and helping to eliminate toxins along its path. There are two types of fibers known as soluble and insoluble fibers.
Insoluble vs. soluble fiber
Soluble fiber simply causes a slowing of your digestion process which aids in weight-loss. Foods high in soluble fiber include oats, legumes, nuts, and edible plant skins. Insoluble fiber helps aid the waste in your body to be eliminated. Insoluble fiber can be found in plant-foods like fruits, veggies and whole grains.
Why you need fiber in your life this summer
1. Helps you beat cravings by keeping you fuller, longer!
Oh the beauty of fiber! As you know there are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble fibers but how does this tie into keeping you fuller longer? Soluble fiber slows down how quickly foods are digested, therefore when you eat high-fiber foods you’re going to feel fuller, longer! By feeling fuller, longer there’s less space to feel tempted to over-indulge in other foods and you won’t run into the fear of feeling bloated for those sunny beach days.
2. Cleanses you everyday!
When your diet consists of both soluble and insoluble fiber your digestion will basically be on point. How? Well the combination of the two allows your GI tract to run smoothly. If your digestive tract is running smoothly then that means that your body is eliminating waste on the daily, causing your body to cleanse everyday! Everyday cleansing means less chances of bloating #winning! The key to a summer body is to eat fiber on the daily!
3. Feeds your gut microbiome.
Let’s try and keep it simple. The good bacteria that makes up your gut microbiome feeds off of fiber. However, in order to maintain a healthy gut microbiome it requires consistency. Eating a high-fiber diet daily will help maintain a healthy gut microbiome which then decreases your chances of developing illnesses and diseases because everything strains from your gut. So if your gut is healthy, you’ll be healthy too! Zero sick days and more beach days, sounds like the perfect summer!
So yes, fiber is extremely important and should be taken more seriously. Fiber is essential to maintaining a healthy gut, so what can you do to add more fiber into your diet? Eating high-fiber foods like fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. Basically, we’d recommend incorporating more whole-foods into your daily routine in order to ditch the bloating and regulate your toxin elimination. And if you simply don’t have time but still want to feel good in your swimsuit then try drinking a daily fiber juice like our Pineapple Chia Cleanse to increase your daily fiber intake. Our Pineapple Chia Cleanse contains both soluble and insoluble fibers, prebiotics and probiotics strictly from whole foods- in other words, it’s the perfect recipe to help feed the good bacteria in your gut! When your gut is healthy, your GI tract is running smoothly, and there’s no hesitation in the restroom which then leads to a happy, healthy, and less bloated you this summer!
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