Jun 232012
high fiber smoothie

High Fiber Smoothie Recipe:
Smoothies are a great way of adding fiber in any healthy eating plan. Fruit like Raspberries are rich in both soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Other fruits contain quite a lot as well but here we are focusing on Raspberries. If you want to see a comprehensive list of high fiber foods, follow this link to a page maintained by the Mayo Clinic.

Soluble fiber

is hydrophilic (attracts water) and becomes a gel like substance during digestion which slows the process and helps to prevent hunger. There is also evidence that it is part of the process that helps to reduce our bodies levels of cholesterol.

Insoluble fiber

is important in digestion. It has a laxative effect and also adds bulk to your diet which helps to prevent constipation. It doesn’t react to water and so pass through the system more or less intact which is an important aid in removing waste from your body

The RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) is 25 grams per day for women and 38 grams daily for men. This easy to make and delicious high fiber smoothie will provide a good start to reach those goals.

  • 1 cup Raspberries
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup whole milk (or reduced fat, your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed (loaded with fiber)
  • Sweetener to taste

High Fiber Smoothie

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