Let’s talk fiber: Fiber aids in digestion with tons of health benefits. Fiber helps us maintain a healthy weight, regulate blood sugar, lowers cholesterol, prevents certain cancers like colon cancer and way way more! This is why I am a huge fan of the WHOLE fruit vs fruit juice – because fruit contains natural (and healthy) sugars but we need the fiber with the fruit to reap maximum benefits. Are you getting enough fiber?? If you are not eating enough whole foods- chances are no. Fiber can be found in whole grains, fruits and vegetables. You may notice you need more fiber if you are starting to feel constipated, tired, and see unexplained weight gain. FYI: fiber keeps us full!
Do any of these symptoms ring a bell? Don’t go running to the Fiber One bars or Metamucil (sorry doc- I do not agree with these recommendations!!!) Aim to get your fiber in naturally oh and drink LOTS of water to help with the process of digestion. So whole foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains are great sources- but what if you need more. You know on those days when you travel, or after a day of just eating junk! Get you digestive system back on track with TigerNuts?
What the Nut? Okay so first of all- TigerNuts are NOT nuts. They are actually small root vegetables and are PACKED with fiber. 10 grams of fiber per serving-packed! Also, tiger nuts contain iron, potassium and vitamins! So if I am traveling or need an extra boost of fiber- I am sure to throw a handful of these guys in a plastic bag! Even better- when I wake up in the morning and am not feeling regular (Sorry-TMI alert) I make myself a TigerNut smoothie! Oh and did I mention these little guys are gluten free- NUT FREE- raw and vegan!
You can purchase Organic Gemini TigerNuts at Whole Foods Market or just order them online – I promise you will never need that processed Metamucil junk ever again!
- 1 whole banana
- 1 cup Ice
- 1 ounce TigerNuts
- 1 ounce raw shredded coconuts
- 1/2 cup Raspberries
- Blend all of the ingredients together and serve in a bowl. Top with sliced bananas, coconut, and raspberries