Fiber up!

Blog-Fiber up!-The Sai Life

Do you want to lose weight in a safe way? Slowly start switching to a higher fiber meal plan. Try to find the foods that agree with you and start adding it to your diet.

Trainer’s Tip:

If you switch to a high fiber meal plan, you have to drink a lot of water. If not, you might get some digestive issues.

Good luck and Godspeed!

- Sai and Joeslyn

 

Bowl of chia seeds and fruit

11 PROVEN HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHIA SEEDS

Chia seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet.

They’re loaded with nutrients that can have important benefits for your body and brain.

Here are 11 health benefits of chia seeds, supported by science.

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Bowl of flaxseeds

HOW HEALTHFUL IS FLAXSEED?

People grew flax as a crop in ancient Egypt and China. In Asia, it has had a role in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years.

Today, flaxseed is available in the form of seeds, oils, powder, tablets, capsules, and flour. People use it as a dietary supplement to prevent constipation, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer, and several other conditions.

The nutrients in flaxseed include lignans, antioxidants, fiber, protein, and polyunsaturated fatty acids such as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), or omega-3. Consuming these nutrients may help lower the risk of various conditions.

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High-fiber foods

11 HIGH-FIBER FOODS TO ADD TO YOUR DIET

Want to give your health a makeover? It’s time to become a fan of high-fiber foods. Many people know that eating a diet filled with fiber is a way to support their digestive system and help keep everything running smoothly.

But fiber comes with a whole list of other health benefits! For example, a diet high in fiber can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Researchers also saw a connection between a high-fiber diet and a lower rate of colon cancer.

Plus, fiber consumption is associated with a healthier weight, according to the Mayo Clinic — and something as simple as focusing on adding more fiber to your diet can help you shed pounds, a study published in February 2015 in the Annals of Internal Medicine found.

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