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Fiber Role In Body’s Function
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  5. CoffeeTime says:

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    Have you ever wondered WHY they preach the benefits of Fiber in our diet, yet mass manufactured foods do not contain it in the quality and quantities our bodies need and “prescribed” to have?

    Watch this short video that could open your eyes on a new perspective Why we need quality fiber in our diets.


    • Angela Vaught Montgomery says:

      It helps reduce the risk of heart disease

    • Wendi Watson says:

      i make sure that my cereal i eat in the morning or oatmeal has fiber it does help with many aspects of our bodies~ Great video and i want to pass this on to my mom!

    • Jessica Parent says:

      I question it all the time and try to find cereals that are high in it (since that is a staple food for me -I eat at least 2 big bowls a day) I did not know it reduced our risk for Cancers and death from infections/cardio diseases. I learned quite a bit from the video including lots of foods that will help be up my intake of all 3 kinds of fiber.

    • Wow, I don’t think people realize the benefits of fiber.

    • Brianna Ketchum says:

      Help maontains body weight and reduces heart disease

    • melissa renee augustus says:

      it help you from have high blood prasher from what i was told

    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      I didn’t know about all the different variations of fiber. Glad I watched.

    • Cynthia Dubuque says:

      My mom is a nurse so I was raised knowing the importance of fiber. She made us eat it all the time and taught us what to look for on food labels as we got older.

    • Very informative. ..I like to add flaxseed to what I can

    • CoffeeTime says:

      You probably know that Colorectal Cancer is 2nd leading cause for cancer deaths in this country.

      What doctors tell us all is to include plenty of fiber into our DAILY diet, as one of the necessary ingredients for a healthy gut and colon.

      Obviously, we need to to get plenty of water and exercise to maintain our normal weight. Obesity could be a precursor to many cancers.

      All of the above facts are taken from the WebMD, one of the greatest places to go and to get up-to-date information on the current trends.

      • Jessica Parent says:

        I did not know that…all I do know is cancers of all different kind are hitting way too many people these days and anything specific and everything to help keep it from affecting me, my loved ones and the general public should be all over the media and billboards

  6. CoffeeTime says:

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    Ok, so we all know its important to eat fiber.

    We know we don’t get enough fiber in our diets.

    And we all know if we eat enough it prevents many diseases, like heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer.

    Soooo, where do we go to get enough fiber in our diets?

    Eat lots of vegetables…this is the best source you can get on an every day, most meal basis.

    1 cup carrot slices, cooked = 5 grams of fiber
    1 cup cooked broccoli = 4.5 grams
    1 cup raw carrots = 4 grams
    1 sweet potato = 4 grams
    1 cup cauliflower, cooked = 3 grams
    2 cups raw spinach leaves = 3 grams

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    • Wendi Watson says:

      i love everyone of those veggies especially the sweet potatoes

    • Jessica Parent says:

      I eat a ton of broccoli but really need to work on getting a bigger variety of veges in my diet. I had no idea carrots had so much fiber

    • Makes me proud that we grow are own garden every year. I preserve everything. Last year, I canned(preserved) over 200 jars of green beans , corn, apples, peaches and alots of other things. I never let anything from the garden go to waste. I always make my own jellys and jams.

    • Brianna Ketchum says:

      I love all the vegetables except spinach I had no idea that carrots were

      • Karen Hinkle says:

        yes I love all them veg but yes I need to add like more and I have been to yes having a garden really helps and you know whats in your food much better for you to I freeze a lot that can stuff just tastes so bad once you have your own stuff and taste better to

    • melissa renee augustus says:

      wow nice to know

    • thia Beniash says:

      I wished I liked more of these. I do love carrots, guess I will eat more

    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      I love raw veggies and Thank God my kids love them too. It could be that that had been our snacks when they were lil tiny people.

    • Cynthia Dubuque says:

      Those might all actually taste good together in a veggie salad or blanched on whole wheat bread as a veggie sandwich.

    • Love all those vegetables…we eat a ton of broccoli at our house..I lucky my kids love it..they it trees

  7. CoffeeTime says:

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    Do you read food Labels for Fiber content?

    Do you know the difference between Soluble and Insoluble Fiber?

    Thank you WebMD for having it spelled out for us succinctly and clearly!

    Soluble fiber dissolves in water. Insoluble fiber does not. To some degree these differences determine how each fiber functions in the body and benefits your health.

    Soluble fibers attract water and form a gel, which slows down digestion. Soluble fiber delays the emptying of your stomach and makes you feel full, which helps control weight. Slower stomach emptying may also affect blood sugar levels and have a beneficial effect on insulin sensitivity, which may help control diabetes. Soluble fibers can also help lower LDL (“bad”) blood cholesterol by interfering with the absorption of dietary cholesterol.

    Sources of soluble fiber: oatmeal, oat cereal, lentils, apples, oranges, pears, oat bran, strawberries, nuts, flaxseeds, beans, dried peas, blueberries, psyllium, cucumbers, celery, and carrots.

    Insoluble fibers are considered gut-healthy fiber because they have a laxative effect and add bulk to the diet, helping prevent constipation. These fibers do not dissolve in water, so they pass through the gastrointestinal tract relatively intact, and speed up the passage of food and waste through your gut. Insoluble fibers are mainly found in whole grains and vegetables.

    Sources of insoluble fiber: whole wheat, whole grains, wheat bran, corn bran, seeds, nuts, barley, couscous, brown rice, bulgur, zucchini, celery, broccoli, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, dark leafy vegetables, raisins, grapes, fruit, and root vegetable skins.


    • Wendi Watson says:

      im shocked that the cucumber is in both categories As well as carrots and celery is there a reason why these 3 are in both of the soluble and in soluble?

      • CoffeeTime says:

        Foods have both, soluble and insoluble, fiber!

        Some have more of one or the other.

        We should all strive for those foods that have MORE of INSOLUBLE Fiber!

    • Jessica Parent says:

      I do read food labels and did not really understand the different kinds of fiber until this morning ,just that it was important. I like knowing which non-labeled foods actually have good amounts of fiber in them (and am still surprised by the high content in carrots)

    • Brianna Ketchum says:

      Wow cucumber sre in both of the categories? Why?

    • melissa renee augustus says:

      i one those people who read the food lables and warning sign and my hubby get mad at me about it but hey i like to know more facts cant help it

    • Karen Hinkle says:

      I have learned a lot in the weight loss wensdays and it sure opens your eyes to what is good for you and whats not eat all the fiber you want that’s what Boyd said to me last night so I an going to be doing that I have all this good stuff comes from my garden and will be eating a lot more of it

    • thia Beniash says:

      Ooo ooo I’m going for the gut busters! Looking at that list and getting ready for food shopping.

    • Cynthia Dubuque says:

      I think I’ll be sticking to soluble until I need some insoluble

    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      I am thankful that I taught my kids to eat the right way with out even knowing about this stuff. Also that they love eating both soluble along with non soluble foods. I had heard it is good to eat the skin on potatoes and cucumbers etc. so we eat the raw veggies and some fruits with skin on them.

    • I dont read label to ofter…but we do consume a lot of thing om these list

  8. gail ackerman says:

    here. good morning..i have stomach probs and know how important fiber is in prevention of diseases and regulation.so are probiotics

  9. I wonder what the ration in a daily diet is suppose to be. I believe I have a balance diet.

  10. Jennifer Wigal says:

    Good morning! Coffee in hand!
    Fiber is important in my personal diet because I’m diabetic. Adding fiber helps regulate my blood sugar levels and at times reduces my need medication.
    I’m also a gastric bypass patient so I have to watch what food I eat because many things cause constipation. Fiber can absorb large amounts of water in the bowels, and this makes stools softer and easier to pass.
    Annnd it helps keep me fuller longer which helps maintain a healthy weight or even help lose a couple pounds.

  11. CoffeeTime says:

    AM COFFEE #6

    Most Americans don’t. The average adult only eats 15 grams of dietary fiber per day.

    How much fiber do you need?

    According to an Institute of Medicine, Daily Fiber Intake formula is based on getting 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories.

    – Women need 25 grams per day
    – Men should get 38 grams per day


    • Karen Hinkle says:

      and you can have as much as you want it is so much better in the long run to keep it in our diet so that’s what my plans are to keep weight off and live a better life

    • Jessica Parent says:

      I did not know until today how much I actually needed but always looking for ways to get more fiber,iron and protein in my diet

    • thia Beniash says:

      Today’s info is super informative. I am at work and popping in and out but I am sure going to read EVERY stitch of info and comments later. Thanks so much. Maybe I will get rid of this gut and feel great in the process!

    • Cynthia Dubuque says:

      Wow!! I didn’t realize exactly how much I’ve been falling short. I try very hard to eat fiber but apparently it hasn’t been enough. I’m going to have to try a bit harder.

    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      I have never keep tract of how much fiber to eat but it is good to know because to much of a good thing can also be bad sometimes.

      • CoffeeTime says:

        You don’t need to keep track of how much fiber you eat! Just pick from the Fiber Rich foods and you’re on the road to success!

        Legumes, carrots, greek yogurts, ancient grains like quinoa and chia – all is good to go!

    • CoffeeTime says:

      Here are some Grains you could eat and mix with all kinds of salads and recipes.

      brown rice
      rolled oats
      whole-grain barley
      whole-grain corn

      whole-grain sorghum
      whole-grain triticale
      whole oats
      whole rye
      whole wheat
      wild rice

    • Thanks for the info.its very informative and helpful

  12. melissa renee augustus says:

    thanks for info

  13. maggie barnes says:

    Good Morning Everyone!!!! The best thing about eating food with Fiber is your body needs it to keep your body working more natural. It cleans the digestive system and makes you feel so much better and gives you energy to go on through the day. Hope ya’ll have a GREAT rest of the day!!!!

  14. Neko Sam says:

    Good morning Fiber helps my body and I always make sure to have and helps me go to bathroom.

  15. Mary Kate says:

    Hey Ladies! Check out FiberLove bars. Ten flavors include a mix of soluble and insoluble fiber, including whole grains and seeds. 12 grams of fiber per bar at 130-160 calories each. No added sugar or artificial ingredients.

  16. Mary Kate says:

    Just saw a @DiscoverSelf tweet that led me here. 🙂

    • CoffeeTime says:

      Tell us how you know the Goodness of the FiberLove bars? Associated with the company in any way or just an independent consumer? Blogger?

      It’s OK if you’re with the company, we just would like to know what questions you may answer!

  17. Mary Kate says:

    I run FiberLove’s social media accounts, so I’m always interested in finding convos about fiber. Such an important and under-represented part of so many diets.

  18. Jennifer Wigal says:

    Also if you’re unable to eat much fiber-filled food for whatever reason(s) there’s yummy fiber gummies too! They can be found in the laxative section at Walmart. Not sure about other supermarkets.

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