Filling up with Fiber!
You may have heard that it is important to eat fiber but what is fiber and why is it important?
Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that humans are unable to digest. It can be either insoluble or soluble. Soluble fiber dissolves in water. It helps to slow digestion which helps us feel full longer. Soluble fiber can be found in nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, peas, oatmeal, barley, chia seeds, and some fruits and vegetables. Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water. It helps food to quickly pass through the digestive tract and adds bulk to the stool. Insoluble fiber can be found in whole wheat products, wheat bran, nuts, beans, quinoa, legumes, leafy greens, and fruits with edible skins such as apples.