No matter your performance goals or health priorities right now, the one nutrient that can support them is fiber. We realize that “eat more fiber” isn’t the sexiest or most exciting nutrition advice, but hear us out. You simply can’t optimize your healthspan without it. The World Health Organization recently analyzed 40 years’ worth of data, finding that people who consume more fiber are anywhere from 15% to 30% less likely to meet a premature death from chronic health conditions (e.g., heart disease, certain cancers). But that's not all. It can also help you reach your weight goal by managing your appetite. Plus, when you don’t eat enough fiber, you’re essentially starving your gut microbiome. To meet your fiber needs:
Check your Apeiron Life nutrition program, where we specify your ideal daily servings of fiber-rich foods: veggies, fruits, whole grains, beans, lentils, nuts, and seeds.
Aim for variety - the more you switch it up, the better. Why? There are many different types of fiber, and they each do different things in the gut.
Prioritize whole plant foods over fiber bars and supplements, which usually contain one isolated type of fiber. Plant foods have a more diverse composition of fiber.
Increase your intake gradually and don’t worry about being perfect. Any increase in fiber is good for you, especially from vegetables.
If you’d like ideas for fiber-rich meals and snacks, reach out to your Apeiron Life expert.