A Nutritional Hack To Help Your Body Burn Fat
Guys, there's a super simple nutritional hack you can do that will lay a solid foundation for your nutrition all day long.
And…. it's especially important if you're going food shopping or will be heading to a social get together later that day.
This mini-upgrade will:
Keep you feeling full until lunchtime,
Shift your body from fat-storing to fat-burning mode,
Can be mixed with other foods in tasty recipes, and
Make your body healthier!
Sounds pretty amazing, especially for a nutrient that doesn't get the respect it deserves.
It's kind of weird to think that a nutrient that moves through our system basically untouched can make such a difference … but it does!
And when your diet is a little "off" (as it tends to be during the holidays), being consistent with your fiber intake can be a tremendous gift to your digestive tract.
Your gut – aka your digestive system – is filled with microbiota (tiny organisms) that affect your body in about every way possible, from your mood to your bathroom habits and even aches and pains in various body parts.
Some of these organisms are better for you than others. Some boost your health and vitality … while others cause a breakdown to your immune system.
When the not-so-healthy microorganisms take over, you can run into trouble.
Here's a quick example:
A recent study found that when your microbes don't get enough fiber, they can start to eat away at your gut's protective mucous lining. Scientists believe this could lead to inflammation and disease.
Basically, adding fiber appears to help stop that process.
Here's a good article for your review that can explain it all.
Another great benefit of fiber is that it can help with your weight loss goals because it keeps you feeling full for hours after you eat.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests that women aim for 25 grams of fiber per day, while men should get 38 grams daily.
How to add more fiber to your breakfast:
1 tablespoon (14 grams) = 6 grams of fiber. (Tip: Soak your chia seeds for about a half-hour in a quarter-cup of liquid to create a pudding-like consistency.)
½ cup (45 grams) = 4 grams of fiber. Cook in 1 cup of almond milk and toss in some berries.
1 cup (125 grams) = 8 grams of fiber. (The same amount of blueberries = 4 grams fiber, strawberries = 3 grams fiber)
¼ cup (42 grams) = 5 grams fiber. Add to your eggs or breakfast wrap.
Squash or Pumpkin Seeds
1 oz (15 grams) = 5 grams of fiber. Add these to a smoothie or your oatmeal.
These are just some ideas to get you started! And while their effect might not be felt immediately, over time, your body will definitely thank you.
That said, it's not too early to start planning for the New Year! You can make the year 2020 Your Healthiest Year Yet!
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