The Importance of Fiber
Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that is not digested in the body. Most carbs (bread, pasta, rice, cereal) are broken down into sugar molecules, but fiber cannot be broken down into sugar. Instead, it passes through the body undigested.
It seems like everyone today knows about the importance of protein and taking products like Purely Inspired® 100% Plant-Based Protein, but what about fiber? Many people are now avoiding various high-fiber wheat products due to gluten sensitivities, which isn’t a bad thing. The problem is they are failing to replace this lost fiber content in their diets. Fresh fruits and vegetables are packed with healthy fiber and can help you more fiber in your diet. See the chart below for some examples of high-fiber fruits and vegetables:
|Fruit/vegetable||Serving size||Total fiber (grams)*|
|Artichoke, cooked||1 medium||10.3|
|Green peas, cooked||1 cup||8.8|
|Pear, with skin||1 medium||5.5|
|Broccoli, boiled||1 cup||5.1|
|Apple, with skin||1 medium||4.4|
*Fiber content can vary between brands.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, 2012
Fiber works to help keep you feeling full! Purely Inspired® 100% Plant-Based Protein is packed with 7g of fiber in every serving! This makes it easier to get the right amount of protein and fiber in your diet, all in one tasty smoothie!