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Consider Adding More Fiber to Your Diet with Any of These Suggestions

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At Oxford at Iron Horse Apartments in North Richland Hills, Texas, we understand your need for an apartment living experience that keeps you in the loop with recipes, health hacks, and wellness tips. That’s why we’re dedicated to keeping you informed of the latest, must-know information.  

Fiber. We all could probably use more of it in our diets! The list of benefits surrounding fiber is seemingly endless, too. Not only does fiber keep your digestive track healthy, but it also helps to prevent heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. There’s no substantial secret to incorporating more fiber into your nutritional routine, though. It’s just that easy to add more of it in the everyday foods you eat. Get started with these wellness tips below.

Eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

Try to eat more raw vegetables and fruit and include the skins if possible. Boiling them causes them to lose up to one-half of the available fiber. Some fiber-rich fruits and vegetables include apples, berries, oranges, pears, prunes, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, and carrots. Get creative and see how many ways you can enjoy these nutritious picks.

Replace bleached grains with whole wheat.

Here’s an easy swap: replacing white bread and pastas with their whole-grain or wheat varieties. Choose whole-grain bread over white bread and eat brown rice instead of white rice. Look for whole-grain pasta, as well, which will add any Italian dish with a boost of extra fiber.

Start your day with fiber.

Begin every morning with a fiber-rich meal, and you won’t have to concern yourself as much with hitting your fiber intake goal over the course of the day. Oatmeal and multi-grain cereals are also a great way to add fiber. Jazz these breakfast picks up with fruit, cinnamon, or nuts.

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