Eat your fiber.
By eating an organic apple, or adding 1-3 tbsp of ground flax seed to your daily diet, you will have the necessary soluble and insoluble fiber needed to enhance digestion.
One of the key elements lost in the processing of our food is fiber. It plays a crucial role in digestive and gut health. A lack of soluble and insoluble fiber in our diets means our bodies are not getting what they need to process fats and regulate cholesterol. It is not difficult to get enough fiber; it is just harder than it should be because of the foods we eat.
An organic apple a day provides both soluble and insoluble fiber. Ground Flax seed has many digestive benefits, is high in fiber and contains Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) — which is a beneficial omega -3 fatty acid. Ground flax seed is easily added to smoothies, oatmeal or can be sprinkled on vegetables and salads.
Our standard American diet results in the development of high cholesterol in our bodies. Some big Pharmaceutical companies are suggesting that everyone, even children, should be taking statin drugs to control high levels of cholesterol. For many people, however, this is a lifestyle disease that can be treated by changing unhealthy dietary habits for healthy ones. By adding these two daily sources of fiber to your diet, you can become more habitually healthy.
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