3 Ways to Increase Fiber (Without Having to Eat Salad)
Last updated: March 2023
Some studies have suggested that diet and support our journey in managing endometriosis. In particular fiber tends to play a key role.
A fiber-rich diet can not only support our body with healthy elimination, but it can potentially lower estrogen levels.
Given that endometriosis is known to be an estrogen-dominant condition, this may support the body in bringing the hormone levels closer to a healthier balance.
There are a of course a lot of factors that come into play with healing, but I always seek ones that are within my control and diet certainly falls into that category. Not to mention improving my diet can only have positive effects on my body.
So, it’s a win-win.
My overall health improves, and I’m taking action to get relief from endometriosis.
Now the natural follow up question is, “what are some easy ways to get more fiber into my diet?”
We know that increasing our veggies helps, but what does that look like when it comes to meals or snacks?
Also, are there options outside of veggies?
Yes, while a hearty salad is a great fiber-rich meal, there many other options that you’ll actually look forward to eating.
Chia seeds are tiny little seeds that are packed with fiber and a lot of other great nutrients. My favorite way to enjoy them is boosting my favorite blueberry ginger smoothie with a tablespoon of chia seeds.
The seeds blend right into the smoothie in the blender, so you don’t even know that they’re in the smoothie, but your body will thank you for the fiber.
You can also make a chia seed pudding which is equally delicious. I mix a non-dairy milk like coconut milk with chia seeds and my favorite berries – blueberries, raspberries or strawberries – in a small mason jar. Stir or shake it up and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. The chia seeds will expand and gel up so it becomes a pudding by morning.
The Most Surprising High Fiber Fruit
Did you know that avocado is a fruit?
Did you also know that an avocado has about 10 grams of fiber? (We’re aiming for about 25 grams of fiber in a today.)
If you’re like me, you can find endless ways to incorporate avocado onto your plate.
You can start your day with avocado toast.
Grab a mid-morning snack with baby carrots and guacamole.
Boost your veggie buddha lunch bowl with avocado.
Toss avocado in a mid-afternoon smoothie to give it that extra creamy texture.
For dinner you can simply enjoy sliced avocado with salt and pepper – I’m always surprised at how much I enjoy this as a side.
Last but not least, you can end the day with an avocado pudding.
Pick your favorite option and add it to your day today!
Traditional nachos are certainly not the most nutrient-dense snack option for us.
But what if we got a little creative and made a healthier version?
I love slicing an apple on a plate and topping it with raisins, granola, honey, cinnamon, and seed or nut butter if you tolerate it.
It’s a different style of nacho that will leave you feeling satisfied and healthy.
What are some of your favorite ways to give your diet a boost of fiber?
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