New York public media station WRVO reported on need for more fiber consumption in a recent program. The program, part of the station’s Taking Care feature, featured an interview with nutritionist Joan Rogus, a registered dietician in central New York who has her own private practice in Syracuse.
Diets high in fiber help maintain bowel health, lower cholesterols levels, and control blood sugar, according to Rogus. Fiber also helps you feel fuller so you don’t overeat, add Rogus. Plant-based sources of fiber are the best, says Rogus. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are examples of good sources of fiber.
Her simple advice is “get more fiber in your diet.” She recommends 25-30 grams of fiber per day. Good sources are whole foods, including the peel when possible (as with an apple). Nuts, fruits, berries, and popcorn are healthy snacking options that deliver fiber.
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