Fiber can help balance your blood sugar and insulin levels.
It also tends to increase satiety, helping to lower the risk of overeating. Eating more fiber can help reduce uric acid levels.
Instead of completely changing your diet, slowly adding a fruit / vegetable helps in building up a healthy eating routine!
Some fiber foods that are easier to incorporate in your diet
- Chickpeas – Add some boiled chickpeas to your salad
- Lentils – Soak the lentils for two days and let it sprout, use the sprouted lentils in your salads or gravy dishes. Boil lentils and have it as a soup or make a gravy dish with it
- Nuts – Eating a handful of nuts every day can go a long way in building back your immunity!
- Brown rice – Boil and drain the rice before eating. Helps reduce cholesterol levels
- Spinach – Fresh or lightly stir fry spinach and add it to your salads. Do not overboil spinach to retain its nutrients
- Apples – An apple a day keeps the doctor away is true. It helps cleanse and regulate bowel movements and is a good source of fiber!
- Pears – Good source of fiber, be it a pie, or with sprinkled cinnamon+sugar, it makes a great fruit for dessert!
- Cherries – Cherries are a good source of Vitamin C and fiber. 1/2 cup of cherries or cherry juice is known to help reduce uric acid levels in your body as well.
It takes time to develop healthy eating habits. Making a small change in your normal diet is a good way to trigger a change that would stick for long!