Tidbits is a monthly senior food program publication that contains features like healthy eating tips, recipes, and information about food distributions.
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The Importance of Dietary Fiber
Dietary fiber is beneficial for people of all ages, but it can be particularly helpful in preventing and alleviating common health issues as we age. Fiber can lower the risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes. It also plays a role in digestive health.
As you increase the amount of fiber in your meals and snacks, be mindful of staying hydrated and consuming adequate amounts of water. Water and fiber work together in helping your digestive system become more regular.
Common sources of fiber include whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and legumes/beans. Here are a few tips to increase the amount of fiber in your diet:
Each month, your CSFP box will contain a variety of fiber sources, including fruits, vegetables, and legumes. To meet your dietary fiber goals, be sure to include these foods in your daily menu of meals and snacks.
Reprinted in part from materials provided by the Michigan Department of Education Household Nutrition Programs.
This content is not a substitute for medical advice from a licensed practitioner. Consult with your physician for additional information regarding your needs, and to see if the information in this article is appropriate for you.
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We are now able to sterilize boxes with UV light treatment. Clean boxes may be returned at distributions.
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