Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fiber. It does a body good.

We all know or heard about the importance of eating fresh fruits and veggies and whole grains. We all know too well that most of us of lacking fiber in our diet. But there is a connection between a beautiful healthy colon and a beautiful healthy skin! If your colon is in good shape, you feel and look better! Beautiful skin comes from within. If you are consuming bad food choices, it will undoubtedly manifest itself in the appearance of your skin.

Did you know that acne may be caused by food allergies?! The body rids itself of toxins through the skin. Acne is also caused my hormones which can sometimes be kept in check by eliminating or consuming the right foods. By consuming the right amount of fiber, it will help to eliminate those toxins.

So in an effort to get in my daily fiber requirement, I picked up some Metamucil Clear and Natural. I've tried Metamucil in the past. Mostly the flavored, gritty varieties. The Clear and Natural literally dissolves intanstanly and it is like drinking regular clear water. No grits! Yay!

Fiber is found in fresh fruits, veggies, and whole grains. Oatmeal with berries is an excellent way to get in some fiber. Beans and lentils are also excellent sources.

So do your body and skin a favor, consume more fiber!