(ARA) – Making healthy decisions isn’t always easy in today’s fast-paced world. But what you may not realize is that even the smallest choices can have a big impact on your health, mindset and life. There are many simple ways to defend your health every day including easy nutritional and physical routines that you can feel good about.
“A busy lifestyle doesn’t have to mean sacrificing healthy choices,” says leading nutrition expert Dr. Susan Mitchell. “One healthy commitment that many Americans aren’t currently making is to get enough fiber in their diets, which is important in helping to maintain immunity and digestive health. In fact, the majority of Americans only get half the recommended daily amount, mainly because today’s easily accessible food is processed or refined and contains few nutrients.”
A prebiotic fiber supplement like FiberChoice is a simple, convenient way for people to help close the gap between the fiber that they get from food and the additional fiber that they need. The prebiotic fiber in every serving helps the good bacteria in the digestive system grow and thrive, supporting overall health and helping to avoid digestive problems. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Dr. Susan Mitchell suggests these additional small, smart choices that can have big health benefits:
* Take the steps instead of the elevator. If you sit at a desk most of the day, get up about every hour and climb a flight of stairs in your building. At the end of the day, it makes quite a difference.
* Take a little “me” time. A mental health day every once in a while can help alleviate stress which can lead to long-term health issues.
* Still hungry after lunch or dinner? Add a second helping of salad or vegetables. Your body will love the additional nutrients and fiber found in many vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli, artichokes or cauliflower.
* Be adventurous and try new foods. Most people only eat pumpkin at Thanksgiving, but canned pumpkin is actually available year-round. It’s high in fiber and beta-carotene and low in fat. Try mixing it in a smoothie with low-fat frozen yogurt and cinnamon.
It can be hard to know if you’re getting the recommended daily fiber intake (25 to 30 grams). A prebiotic fiber supplement, such as FiberChoice helps remove the guesswork as just two tablets contain 4 grams of prebiotic fiber.
Dr. Susan Mitchell is compensated by GSK but her opinions are her own.