Fiber keeps you sexy
An emphasis on incorporating fiber into the diet shouldn’t be reserved for Grandma. If you aren’t conscious about fiber, you probably need to eat more fiber. Everyone needs to eat a generous dose on a regular basis. Why? Well, let’s start with the fact that the bloated look and uncomfortable feeling you can get from a lack of fiber in your diet is distinctly un-sexy.
But the link between fiber and your sex life is about more than good looks. There’s a molecule produced mainly in your liver known as sex hormone binding globulin. It binds to not just one of the sex hormones but three different hormones, (estrogen, DHT and testosterone), impacting both men’s and women’s sexual health. And according to Health Central, eating a diet rich in fiber helps reduce the amount of globulin binding to the sexual hormones. (Leaving a greater number of sexual hormones free to do their job.)
How to eat plenty of fiber
Ingredients like lentils, almonds and strawberries can help your digestive system maintain regularity. This relieves strain on your system overall. It can also help prevent that belly bloat. If you want to eat more fiber, add more whole grains, nuts and seeds as well as fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet. Just keep in mind that all fruits and vegetables are not created equally when it comes to fiber. But top sources include pears, raspberries, beets, brussels sprouts and carrots. In addition, you might be surprised to learn that avocado is an excellent source of fiber as well as a famed aphrodisiac.
A high-fiber diet can equal lower body weight
Less strain will lead to happier organs and more vitality. In addition, results from the USDA’s Continuing Survey of Food Intakes supports the idea that there is a link between a high fiber diet and low body weight. Who doesn’t love a nutrient that keeps you svelte? So please, do your body good and eat plenty of fiber.
Want to learn how to eat more fiber at breakfast? Try these Chia Seed and Coconut Pancakes.
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