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:
FIBER COUNT: 15 GRAMS PER 1/4 CUP, DRY
Try out the delicious lentil soup.
2. KIDNEY BEANS
FIBER COUNT: 14 GRAMS PER 1 CUP, CANNED
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
Blend some into protein shakes or cook some in your oatmeal.
FIBER COUNT: 4 GRAMS PER 4 CUPS
Try combining popcorn with some dried fruits, roasted nuts, and seeds.
FIBER COUNT: 8 GRAMS PER 1 CUP
Giving your diet a fiber boost is as easy as tossing raspberries onto your yogurt and oatmeal.
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.
FIBER COUNT: 6 GRAMS PER 1 MEDIUM FRUIT
FIBER COUNT: 6 GRAMS PER 1/2 CUP
Blend with Milk and enjoy a tasty energy booster drink.