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Benefits of a High Fiber Diet

Written by Meghan Connelly, MD.

Fiber is something we’ve all heard of, been told we should eat more of, and has been touted as nutritionally beneficial. But, what is it exactly? Why do you need it? What are the benefits of a high-fiber diet?

Below you’ll find a few answers to these questions and we’ll try to elucidate some of the benefits to ensuring you get enough fiber in your daily diet.

Fiber: What Is It And How Do I Get It?

Fiber is a substance primarily found in plant walls and comes in two forms: soluble and insoluble. The first, as its name would suggest, dissolves in water and can help lower both blood sugar and cholesterol levels.  Insoluble fiber helps absorb water and can aid in moving food through the digestive tract, lessening uncomfortable conditions such as constipation and keeping your stool frequency more regular. This is important for your digestive health.1,2

The Basics to Keeping Fit All Year Round

Written by Danielle Travali.

Swimsuit season comes and goes, but your body stays with you…as long as you take good care of it. So, as summer drags its feet into fall, stand up, pick up your feet and get moving. But be advised that if you’re jonesing for a pint of chocolate ice cream, sliding into the kitchen like Tom Cruise in “Risky Business” will not count as exercise. If you want to show love for your heart, you’ve got to get your groove on for at least 30 minutes a day. A full hour a day is ideal, but a lot of us are so busy sitting down at work that we feel there’s never enough time. We’re so obsessed with making dough that we run the risk of letting our bodies turn into blobs of it. No more excuses. I’ve got ten tips to help you stay fit for the rest of the summer, and even after you say “buh-bye” to your bathing suit until next year.