The Nutrient You’re Not Getting Enough Of
There is a nutrient that carries numerous health benefits and is found in an abundance of foods, but we are still not getting enough of it in our diets. The nutrient carries many health benefits such as cancer prevention, lowering the risk of heart disease and healthy weight management. What is this amazing nutrient? Fibre.
Women need 25 grams of fibre per day and men need 38 grams of fibre per day, but many Canadians are only getting half of that amount in their diet. If you are the average Canadian, only consuming around 14 grams of fibre per day, then you probably need more fibre!
There are a few ways your body may be signaling that your diet is low on fibre. A few of those symptoms include weight gain, lethargy, nausea and constipation. Fibre is important in helping you feel and stay satisfied after a meal, which means you will be less likely to eat more than your body needs. The nutrient also helps stabilize blood sugar levels, so you won’t experience energy crashes resulting in you feeling sluggish.
The best way to increase your fibre intake is including a variety of plant-based foods in your diet. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds are all great sources of fibre and easy to fit into any diet.
If you are looking to add fibre to your cooking and baking creations, Tapped Foods has you covered! Brewer’s spent grain is a very high source of fibre, with ¼ of a cup (30 grams) yielding 14 grams of fibre, which covers 50% of the daily recommended amount. Adding it into your pancake or banana bread batter makes for an incredibly easy and delicious way to increase your fibre.
Tapped Foods Brewer’s Super Flour is versatile and can be added to a variety of different recipes, so it’ll no longer be the nutrient you’re not getting enough of!