Timeless Nutrition Tip
There are two types of fiber, soluble, the one responsible for flushing out the cholesterol, and insoluble, which speeds the transit of foods through your intestines. This helps prevent ingested carcinogens from entering your blood. Along with flushing out cholesterol, fiber can also remove vital nutrients. You can avoid this by eating nutrient dense high fiber foods.
Farro for Fiber
Also known as emmer wheat, farro (triticum dicoccon) is the Italian name for this hulled ancient mother grain that gave rise to modern wheat. Often confused with spelt they are two distinct, though closely related grains. Armed with more than twice the protein and fiber of modern wheat, each grain of farro packs a nutritious punch.
Eat Fruit and Vegetable Skins
Edible skins of fruits and vegetables and seeds (berries, tomatoes, sunflower seeds) are all good sources of natural fiber. Drink plenty of water, too. Water helps fiber do its job. Four to six 8-ounce glasses a day are recommended.