Fiber All The Way

While protein is prioritized on top of every bodybuilder’s list in order to build muscles like a pro, fibers don’t get that much of attention and that could be a big mistake.

The daily fiber requirement for your body is 25 grams a day for women and 38 grams a day for men.

Let’s know how important fiber is!

Fiber waylays hunger, so it helps prevent you from over eating those tempting cookies in the office break room. A diet with adequate amounts of grit also improves blood sugar control, which can go a long way in reducing fat storage.

So during your visit to the supermarket don’t forget to load your cart as much as you can with the following:

1. LENTILS

FIBER COUNT: 15 GRAMS PER 1/4 CUP, DRY

LENTILS

 

Try out the delicious lentil soup.

2. KIDNEY BEANS

FIBER COUNT: 14 GRAMS PER 1 CUP, CANNED

KIDNEY BEANS

You can make the most out of it in any of your favorite salads, it adds great taste as well.

3. WHEAT BRAN

FIBER COUNT: 6 GRAMS PER 1/4 CUP

Wheat bran

Blend some into protein shakes or cook some in your oatmeal.

 

4. POPCORN

FIBER COUNT: 4 GRAMS PER 4 CUPS

Pop Corn

Try combining popcorn with some dried fruits, roasted nuts, and seeds.

5. RASPBERRIES

FIBER COUNT: 8 GRAMS PER 1 CUP

raspberries

Giving your diet a fiber boost is as easy as tossing raspberries onto your yogurt and oatmeal.

 

6. AVOCADO

FIBER COUNT: 6.5 GRAMS PER 1/2 AVOCADO

You can give your shakes a good shot of fiber by blending together 1/2 ripe avocado with milk of choice, protein powder, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and frozen banana.

7. PEARS

FIBER COUNT: 6 GRAMS PER 1 MEDIUM FRUIT

Pears

8. DATES

FIBER COUNT: 6 GRAMS PER 1/2 CUP

Dates

 

Blend with Milk and enjoy a tasty energy booster drink.

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