Fresh fruits and vegetablesFIBER: It is something preached about from nearly all fields of medicine. The researched benefits of fiber extend from helping to lower cholesterol and preventing cancer to improving gut health and supporting healthy weight loss. If a pharmaceutical drug could accomplish all of these health claims, then healthcare providers might be out of a job! With all of the supported knowledge about the wonders and workings of fiber in the body, most Americans still fall short of taking in the recommended minimum of 25 grams per day.


While fiber can be found in a wide array of food groups including whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, today I challenge you to focus on eating the RAINBOW in the form of fruits and vegetables. Aim for a combination of 5 fruits and veggies in a variety of colors. Whenever increasing your intake of fiber, it is always helpful to increase water as well to prevent constipation while your body adjusts to the change. Let food be your medicine today!