Summer! Summer! Summer!
It’s all about fun in the sun! But it also means wearing less clothing.
Do you dread summer because that means swimsuit season is here?
What if we told you that you no longer had to be afraid of throwing on that swimsuit or bikini if you simply added more fiber into your diet?
Fiber Guarantees a Healthier Summer!
Summer means beach days, pool parties, and lake excursions- all of which require shorts, t-shirts and (gasp!) swimming attire. But if you’re eating burgers, hot dogs and all the things, you’ll probably be like us and experience some bloating or gain a few pounds.
The best way to stay on top of your health while eating some delicious BBQ is simply adding a little more fiber into your diet.
Fiber is extraordinarily powerful to keep you feeling full and satisfied. Fiber absorbs excess fat and sugar from all your big meals and keeps your digestive tract running smoothly. The more fiber you intake, the more you efficiently eliminate toxins and waste from your body to #DitchTheBloat.
Here’s the deal, according to the Institute of Medicine, on average women should be consuming about 25g of fiber per day and men should be consuming about 38g per day. This is equivalent to eating about 10 servings of fruits and vegetables and 3 servings of whole grains. Let’s face it, do you really get that much fiber every day?
It’s okay, we’re here to help! If you’re not sure where to get started then just follow our guide (see below) on what high-fiber foods you should be eating every day to help you slim down.
What high-fiber foods should you be eating?
1. Cruciferous Veggies
Better known as super-veggies! Cruciferous veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, brussels sprouts, and bok choy. Each vegetable contains about 5g of fiber per one cup serving. They are high in fiber, low in calories, and filled with phytonutrients- it can’t get any better than that!
Roots like beets and carrots contain about 3.6g - 3.8g of fiber per cup! Aside from having a high-fiber content, they are also very rich in many nutrients such as iron, potassium, vitamin K, vitamin B6, beta-carotene and magnesium. The combo of beets and carrots are great for your heart, eyes, and helps your oxygen levels during exercise. The mixture of beets and carrots can be found in our Revive Beets + Roots juice!
Foods like quinoa, brown rice, oats and barley are filling carbohydrates that are also filled with fiber! Two of our favorite grains, quinoa and oats contain an incredible amount of fiber. Quinoa contains 5.2g of fiber per cup of cooked quinoa and is also a great source of plant-protein. Oats contain a shocking 16.5g of fiber per cup of raw oats and can also help regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
What types of nuts and seeds? We’re referring to pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, pistachios, flax seeds, hemp seeds, walnuts, almonds, and chia seeds. Our favorite, of course, are chia seeds because they contain 10.6g of fiber per 1 oz. of seeds! Seriously though, the chia seed is an AMAZING little superfood. Not only is it an excellent source of fiber, but it is also jam packed with antioxidants, omega-3’s, calcium, antioxidants, vitamin C, iron, and protein. Best part is, it’s in our Pineapple Chia Cleanse juice!
Legumes like black beans, split peas, chickpeas, lentils, kidney beans, edamame, and lima beans are all great sources of plant protein and fiber. Lentils contain about 15.6g of fiber per cup of cooked lentils. Chickpeas also high in protein, contain 12.5g of fiber per cooked cup of chickpeas. So if you want a meal that has healthy carbohydrates, protein and fiber- legumes are the way to go!
All of these foods are great to help feed your microbiome/gut flora. Remember, a healthy gut = a healthier and happier you! Plus, who doesn’t like to feel slimmer, especially during the summer?
Don’t like veggies, but want extra fiber?
Try our Pineapple Chia Cleanse juice!
Our unique blend of 15 activated superfoods help you feel refreshed, combats bloating and keeps your cravings under control. It’s filled with whole foods- you know, the real fiber! We don’t hide any of our ingredients and we proudly mark all of our ingredients as certified organic. Our Pineapple Chia Cleanse is a fantastic way to get your fiber in and enjoy the natural benefits of a healthy gut, flatter tummy and slimmer waistline. It’s our top recommended juice for the summer!
So, if you’d like to feel less bloated and slimmer this summer, just grab yourself a jar of Pineapple Chia Cleanse. If you’d like to make sure that you’re getting enough fiber daily, then join our monthly subscription program and receive your Pineapple Chia Cleanse every month with 15% OFF!
Not sure how to incorporate more fiber into your diet? Try out some of our high-fiber recipes here.
Still not sure if you need more fiber in your diet? Read our blog about WHY you need Pineapple Chia Cleanse in your life this summer? Click here to read.
To find out more on what makes our Pineapple Chia Cleanse juice powder different from other fiber juices click here.
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