The Importance of Fiber (plus a tropical smoothie recipe)

FIBER? Ya know, the thing that helps ya 💩⁣. Did you know most people are lacking enough fiber in their diet.


Ideally, we should be getting it in every meal about 25-30 grams per day but most people only get 13-15 grams!⁣

Fiber plays an essential role in#guthealth. It helps keep your gut and digestion happy by feeding the healthy gut bacteria that already exist and improves digestion to help your body rid waste. High fiber foods are also high in essential vitamins and minerals which is always a plus! I recommend fiber to many of my clients who deal with blood sugar issues because fiber helps slow the absorption of glucose to help with those blood sugar spikes! Plus SO MUCH MORE. ⁣


I love getting my Fiber in smoothies like this when I feel I'm lacking it in my daily diet.



Doing things to nourish your gut bacteria on a daily basis is crucial for a happy healthy gut in the long term. One thing I’ve been doing recently is making sure I’m getting enough fiber! And I’m feeling good if you know what I mean 💩⁣

Eating a diet high in fruits and veggies will help up your fiber intake! 🥝🍎🥬🥦⁣


Some of my favorite high fiber foods are

Raspberries

Broccoli

Brussels

Squash

Avocado

Chia seeds

I also have been adding acacia fiber into my smoothies which is one of the secret ingredients in this one! See below for the full recipe👇🏼⁣


INGREDIENTS:


1/2 banana ⁣

1/4 cup frozen pineapple ⁣

1/2 packet papayaya ⁣

1 tbsp chia seeds (@shopkarenberrios)⁣

1 tbsp acacia fiber (@nowfoodsofficial)

1 scoop @livwell_nutrition vanilla plant based protein ⁣

1 tsp maca (@shopkarenberrios)⁣

Almond milk⁣

Blend all together in a blender and top with @goodmixfoods!







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