Here are some ideas for adding more fiber in your diets from the foods you eat:
- Eat raw fruits (also known as soluble fiber) instead of fruit juice
- Eat more vegetables in each meal, particularly raw vegetables (also known as soluble fiber)
- Reduce or completely eliminate the amount of processed grain products you eat - crackers, bagels, pasta, packaged breads, corn chips, potato chips, and similar processed foods
- Eliminate wheat products
- Add into your diet moderate amounts of real whole grains - also known as insoluble fiber - such as Ezekiel breads, hot-cooked cereals such as oatmeal, millet, quinoa, buckwheat, or amaranth
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Also, consider visiting with a knowledgeable health care practitioner to determine which fiber product is right for your individual needs, as not all products work for everyone.
In conjunction with fiber, you should also be taking a good probiotic as well to maintain immune system function and overall health. Fiber and probiotic activity work together to keep you healthy! Visit Agriculture Society for an informative article on probiotic selection and use.