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Know Your Top Food Sources for Critical Nutrients!

(This is Part I of a continuing series….)

You probably know that taking a high-quality multivitamin can be an essential part of your weight-loss or health promoting plan.

But did you know there are certain nutrients that appear to play a more critical role than others when it comes to your health and metabolism?

Below are 7 critical nutrients we all, in truth, should be monitoring - but especially if we want to prioritize optimum metabolic function.

All of these nutrients are also among the most common deficiencies in our population, giving us even more reason to assess our intakes. Read on to learn more about these nutrients and about the top food sources that can help ensure we're getting our full allowance each day.


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The Real Scoop on Fiber

Fiber is a common buzzword within the food industry these days, but it’s difficult to know what is healthy truth versus marketing tactic. What is fiber exactly? What foods contain the most? How much do I need? How should it influence my dietary choices - and grocery list? With the addition of fiber to your daily routine, the common rollercoaster of energy as well as hunger peaks and valleys can be a thing of the past. It can enhance your digestive regularity and overall health, but it’s important to know the best ways to incorporate fiber in your Healthy Way of Eating to get the most benefit. Read on for a fiber primer and all the facts you need to make healthy fiber choices.


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How to Get More Fiber

If someone asked you how much fiber you get in each day--or how much you’re supposed to get--would you know the answer? You probably know that fiber is important for your health, but if you’re like most Americans, you’re probably not getting enough. In my work with clients, I find that many don’t know which foods contain fiber. Others have a narrow, misguided understanding of fiber sources they absorbed over the years through food marketing claims. These clients often choose highly processed and unhealthy foods that emphasize fiber content on their packaging.  So, how much fiber do we really need, and what’s the best way to get that fiber in our diets?

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