One of the best things you can do for cancer prevention is to fill up with FIBER.
What is fiber and how much do you need?
It is recommended that you get at least 30 grams of fiber in your diet every day. However, most Americans are getting less than 15 grams per day – yikes!
Simple steps you can take to up your fiber:
– Add chia seeds to your salads and smoothies. They pack a whopping 10 grams of fiber per tablespoon.
– Eat fresh fruits like (organic) raspberries, blueberries or blackberries which add 8 grams of fiber per cup.
– Vegetables, especially cruciferous ones like broccoli, contain 5 grams of fiber per cup.
– Avocados contain 6 grams of fiber per half. We’ve all heard of the avocado toast rage – YUM. Spreading avocado on your morning toast, putting it in salads, soups or even smoothies is a great way to get it in.
– Like chili? Try adding black beans. One cup of cooked black beans contains 15 grams of fiber. For a few simple recipe ideas check out my post on Black Beans 3 Ways. I prefer Eden’s BPA-free cans since they’re pressure cooked (which makes them easier to digest!).
Fiber helps rid the body of toxins so remember to fiber up daily to stay healthy!