When people find out I don’t eat meat, eggs, or dairy, I almost always get the question. “But where do you get your protein?” Studies show that vegans and vegetarians are getting plenty of protein, but studies also show that less than 3% of Americans are getting enough fiber.
What does that matter? Fiber helps you feel full, making sure you don’t over eat. Fiber helps your gut bacteria, which in turn protects your colon and helps maintain your weight. Fiber also promotes heart health by helping your body ditch excess cholesterol.
Where you do get fiber? Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. You know… that stuff you already know you’re supposed to be eating more of! 😀
I’ve included some of my favorite fiber-related videos from NutrionFacts.org:
If you haven’t already figured it out, increasing the fiber in your diet by increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables is one of the easiest ways to improve your health.