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What is more important, fiber or protein?


Thursday, November 15th, 2007
Issue 46, Volume 11.
Kristen West


Many nutrition programs really push protein; other nutrition programs suggest more fiber. So which is more important?

Well, here’s the scoop. Protein, along with many other benefits, will help to regulate a sugar imbalance. If you are struggling with a sugar imbalance, you may become shaky, weak or even lightheaded from time to time. Try eating some protein with your meals and all your snacks (approximately every three hours) to see if this helps.

On the other hand, if you are struggling with appetite control, you need more fiber. Have you ever noticed how some foods never seem to fill you up? Our stomachs need fiber to register that full feeling. Soluble fiber is preferable, as it Advertisement
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expands in the stomach and makes us feel full.

If you think you need an appetite suppressant, try a fibrous food every time that fierce appetite kicks in. You’ll be surprised how well it works.

So, what about those of us who suffer from both sugar imbalances and appetite control? Well, do both. Try eating some broccoli and carrots, as they are way up there on the soluble fiber list. Mix in a little chicken, lettuce and some low-fat dressing and you’ve got yourself a great salad.

My favorite snack of all time is an orange with a string cheese… high in fiber and plenty of protein.

Kristen West is a certified nutritionist/post-rehabilitation specialist with Rancho Sports Center, Temecula.


 

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