articles and blogs Kerala Click Articles & Blogs


Blogs | Article Index | Breaking News | Movie News | Kerala Tour Packages | Kerala Pincode | About | Contact |


Focus On Fiber: How Much Is Enough?


Looking for an easy and natural way increase your vitality and improve your overall well-being? Try eating more fiber!

The average American only gets about half the amount of fiber they need everyday for their body to function optimally. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), fiber helps lower cholesterol and is important for the health of our digestive system. Both the AHA and the National Cancer Institute recommend that we consume 25 to 30 grams of fiber daily.

Dietary fiber is a transparent solid complex carbohydrate that is the main part of the cell walls of plants. It has two forms: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber may help lower blood cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Insoluble fiber provides the bulk needed for proper functioning of the stomach and intestines. It promotes healthy intestinal action and prevents constipation by moving bodily waste through the digestive tract faster, so harmful substances don't have as much contact with the intestinal walls.

Unfortunately, many people are not eating this much fiber, which is causing serious cardio-vascular health concerns. Recently the AHA and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) confirmed that coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more people than any other disease. It causes heart attack and angina (chest pain). A blood clot that goes to the heart is considered a heart attack, but if it goes to the brain it is a stroke. The AHA ranks stoke as the third most fatal disease in America, causing paralysis and brain damage.

Eating a high-fiber diet can significantly lower our risk of heart attack, stroke and colon cancer. A 19-year follow-up study reported in the November 2001 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine indicated that increasing bean and legume intakes may be an important part of a dietary approach to preventing coronary heart disease. Beans and legumes are high in protein and soluble fiber. Another study reported in the January 2002 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology also suggests that increasing our consumption of fiber-rich foods like whole grains, fruits and vegetables, can significantly lower the risk of heart disease. Additionally, results from recent studies at the American Institute of Cancer Research indicate high-fiber protein-rich soy foods, such as textured soy protein (also known as TVP) and tempeh, help in preventing and treating colon cancer.

Whole beans, soybeans and other legumes are excellent sources of fiber. A 1 cup serving of cooked navy beans contains about 19 grams of fiber! Always read the Nutrition Facts label to find out the amount of, and the type of, fiber contained in any particular food. To help you achieve your daily allotment of fiber, here is a list of various foods with their fiber content.

Examples of Dietary Fiber:

1 cup cooked dry beans (navy, pinto, red, pink, black, garbanzo, etc.) = 9-19 grams of fiber
1 cup cooked lima beans = 13 grams of fiber
1 cup cooked peas = 9 grams of fiber
1 cup raisin bran cereal = 8 grams of fiber
1 cup canned pumpkin = 7 grams of fiber
1 cup cooked spinach = 7 grams of fiber
1/2 cup whole wheat flour = 7 grams of fiber
1/2 cup soy tempeh = 7 grams of fiber
1/2 cup soy flour = 6 grams of fiber
1/2 cup edamame (whole green soybeans) = 5 grams of fiber
1 cup cooked broccoli = 5 grams of fiber
6 Brussels sprouts = 5 grams of fiber
1 baked sweet potato = 5 grams of fiber
1 cup cooked brown rice = 4 grams of fiber
1 cup cooked old fashioned rolled oats = 4 grams of fiber
1 medium apple = 4 grams of fiber
1 medium orange = 4 grams of fiber
1 cup carrot strips = 4 grams of fiber
1/2 cup raspberries or blackberries = 4 grams of fiber
1 medium banana = 3 grams of fiber
5 dried plums (prunes) = 3 grams of fiber
1 ounce of nuts (almonds, peanuts, pistachios) = 3 grams of fiber
1 baked potato (russet) = 3 grams of fiber
1/4 cup dry roasted sunflower seeds = 3 grams of fiber
1 medium mango = 3 grams of fiber
1 medium tomato = 2 grams of fiber
1 cup pineapple juice = 2 grams of fiber
1/2 cup blueberries = 2 grams of fiber
1 cup romaine lettuce = 1.5 grams of fiber
1/2 cup tofu = 1 gram of fiber

Monique N. Gilbert, B.Sc. is a Personal Health, Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach; Certified Personal Trainer/Fitness Counselor; Recipe Developer, Freelance Writer and Author. Go to http://www.MoniqueNGilbert.com to learn more about Monique's coaching.

Copyright © Monique N. Gilbert - All Rights Reserved

References:

** "Legume consumption and risk of coronary heart disease in US men and women: NHANES I Epidemiologic Follow-up Study." Bazzano, L. A., He, J., Ogden, L. G., Loria, C., Vupputuri, S., Myers, L., Whelton, P. K., Archives of Internal Medicine 2001 Nov 26;161(21):2573-2578.

** "A prospective study of dietary fiber intake and risk of cardiovascular disease among women." Liu, S., Buring, J. E., Sesso, H. D., Rimm, E. B., Willett, W. C., Manson, J. E., Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2002 Jan 2;39(1):49-56.

** "Virtues of Soy: A Practical Health Guide and Cookbook" by Monique N. Gilbert, Universal Publishers, 2001, pp. 11, 18, 24.

Author Bio
Monique N. Gilbert, B.Sc. has offered guidance in natural health, nutrition, fitness, weight and stress management since 1989. She has received international recognition for helping people improve their well-being, vitality and longevity. Her personal coaching provides the motivation, guidance and support you need to naturally get healthy and fit, lose weight and keep it off, reduce stress and anxiety, strengthen your immune system, increase your energy levels, lower your cholesterol, improve your sleep, and achieve your goals. For more information about Monique's coaching, visit http://www.MoniqueNGilbert.com


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


The Drive

Australia: America's Favorite Place for Vacation Rentals
The Drive
Americans looking for rental getaways overwhelmingly prefer Australia. Melbourne, Australia, was the top choice for vacation rentals in 2017, according to an analysis of trips booked through Expedia, the travel-service site said Wednesday in a news ...



The Kenwood Press - Ban on new vacation rentals extended
kenwoodpress
In early December, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors extended its moratorium on new short-term vacation rentals in the unincorporated parts of the county for 60 days, an attempt to preserve the already limited rental housing stock at a time when ...

and more »


Pensacola News Journal

Airbnb commercial puts Hayward between two sides of debate over vacation rentals
Pensacola News Journal
Mayor Ashton Hayward found himself in the middle of a state legislative fight over regulations for vacation rental websites after being featured in an Airbnb commercial earlier this month. Airbnb posted a commercial on YouTube and other social media ...



Voice of San Diego

Alvarez Flips, Torpedoes Council Decision on Vacation Rentals
Voice of San Diego
She offered a compromise that would allow vacation rentals in the city — with permits — but somehow make it so only San Diego residents could have a second property they rented out to visitors. Alvarez raised a series of demands and concerns as Bry ...
City Council Again Fails To Agree On Vacation Rentals LegislationKPBS
San Diego city leaders failing miserably on short-term vacation rentalsThe San Diego Union-Tribune
What Happened at the San Diego City Council Hearing on Vacation Rentals and What It All Means?OB Rag
San Diego Community News
all 14 news articles »


Savannah Morning News

City to sue Savannah company for use of unlicensed short-term va ...
WTOC
The City of Savannah has filed a suit against a local business for operating more than two dozen unlicensed short-term vacation rentals. According to the city, Mark Dewitt and his company, Ardsley Park Savannah, LLC, own the largest number of illegal ...
NEWS RELEASE–City Sues Operator of Short-Term Vacation RentalsMilTech

all 2 news articles »


Times of San Diego

Restrictions on Short-Term Vacation Rentals in San Diego Fail Again
Times of San Diego
Barbara Bry and Lorie Zapf Councilwoman Barbara Bry (center), flanked by Councilwoman Lorie Zapf (right), speaks in support of the restrictions with KUSI on the eve of the council vote. Photo: @BarbaraBrySD/Twitter. The City Council Tuesday evening ...
San Diego City Council fails to approve regulations for short term vacation rentalsKUSI
Seattle limits short-term rentals to preserve permanent housing ...KUOW News and Information
San Diego City Council fails yet again to enact Airbnb regulationsThe San Diego Union-Tribune

all 43 news articles »


Digital Journal

Summer Will be Here Soon, Says Virginia Vacation Rentals - Press ...
Digital Journal
"Now is the time to book your perfect summer getaway," said Bunnie Riedel, owner of Virginia Vacation Rentals (www.VAvacationrentals.com). "As families get together for the holidays, they make plans for the next vacation and our homes will be rented ...

and more »


Travel+Leisure

The Five Most Popular Ski Towns for Vacation Rentals
Travel+Leisure
Find out where you can get the most out of vacation properties, whether you're looking to book a cozy cabin or rent out your ski-in condo. Talia Avakian. December 12, 2017. Vacation rentals are growing in popularity in some mountain towns across the ...
Vacation rentals: Top options in eight ski destinations - USA TodayUSA TODAY
Vacasa Launches Its First-Ever Mountain Markets Vacation Rental ...Business Wire (press release)

all 3 news articles »


Kitsap Sun

County seeks to clamp down on vacation rentals
Kitsap Sun
Inside Green Cat Guest House, a cozy bed and breakfast tucked away off a forested lane a few miles north of Poulsbo, beds are made and rooms are ready for new guests. The kitchen sits clean, ready for the next round of food prep. Outside, appropriately ...



The Know

New A&E show details income potential behind short-term vacation ...
The Know
A pedestrian crosses Main Street in Breckenridge last spring. With the arrival of ski season, the annual scramble for housing in Breckenridge and other resort areas is ramping up. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post file). Stacie Fredrich recently bought her ...

and more »

Google News

home | site map
© 2005