Following my addiction to Mogu Mogu, I decided to take this fitness frenzy to the next level by going on a high-fiber diet this week. And the weeks to come.
Studies show that a high-fiber diet can lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels, and help control blood sugar level, thereby reducing one's risk of diabetes and heart disease. For someone who wants to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, a high-fiber diet is the way to go.
Women my age should get at least 25 grams of fiber daily. Men, on the other hand, need 38 grams to fully enjoy all the health benefits of fiber. Some of the high-fiber food include apples, raspberries, peas, asparagus, and even air-popped popcorn. Of course, how can I forget bran flakes and whole wheat cereal, which is what I've been eating for breakfast AND dinner for the past seven days.
I eat rice only once a day - lunchtime, specifically - and partner it with a viand containing high-fiber ingredients. For instance, this pinakbet which I cooked earlier.
|Pinakbet + daing na bangus.|
Now before I eat a meal with rice, or anything laden with carbohydrates, I take Control (one tablet, to be exact) five to ten minutes before the meal. As I've mentioned before, this food supplement has the ability to minimize the body's carbohydrate absorption. Thanks to its active ingredient, Phase 2™, I can still enjoy a normal 'rice + viand' meal without having to worry about carbs going straight to my thighs and hips. Ah, the joys of living the A!Life!
Join me as I live the A!Life!
Like A!Life on Facebook for your daily source of health and nutrition tips!
Follow A!Life on Twitter to keep tabs on the latest events and promos.
Join the Take Control, Live the A!Life promo!
Your A!Life story may win you cash, A!Life products, a makeover and photoshoot, plus the chance to appear with us Brand Ambassadors on Cosmo.ph!
Sharing with Food Friday and Food Trip Friday.