Fiber. Unless it’s been fortified, most white breads, pastas, rice and other grains have been stripped of it. And that’s not a good thing for most of us. Unless you’ve been told to limit fiber intake, we should get between 21 to 38 grams of fiber each day.
Fiber helps keep us regular, can lower cholesterol, manage blood sugar and keep us full. That’s fantastic. Besides whole grains, brown rice, pasta, breads, etc., fruits and veggies also have fiber. So enjoy these healthy foods. But if you’re not getting a lot of fiber in your diet currently, don’t double your fiber intake overnight. Your colon will be happy, but you most likely won’t be. So add fiber slowly and drink sufficient amounts of water.