On the flip side, I have so much to share with you!
First of all, I would like to wish all of the dietitians at Sunnybrook a Happy (belated) Dietitians Day!!! On Wednesday dietitians were celebrated as committed health care professionals and nutrition experts across the nation, not to mention at my sister’s desk! She is so fortunate to be so supported by her team! Check out the photos below. How cute is the spelling on the card?!
Another exciting event that I would like to tell you about is the Fibrelicious Food Fiesta. Three of our dietetic interns showed us how to conveniently and easily incorporate high fiber food choices into our daily diet. Tanya, Abbey and Angie prepared three high fiber dishes: turkey balsamic onion quesadillas, spicy black bean soup, and dessert nachos. Not only are the recipes quick and packed with fibre, but tasty too!
Sources of fibre include whole grain tortillas in the quesadillas and homemade nachos, berries, and black beans included in the soup.
Why incorporate fibre?
Well, fibre helps:
o Lower cholesterol
o Control blood glucose
o Regulate your bowels
o Keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer periods of time
Tips to increase fibre intake:
o Include whole grains into your diet
o Substitute regular with whole wheat flour
o Add high fibre cereal or flax to your favourite cereal
o Consume a variety of fruits and veggies (including the skins and peels!)
o Add beans, peas and lentils to soups, casseroles, and pasta dishes
o Check the fibre content on food labels
It’s recommended that individual diets include 25-38 grams of fibre per day. But remember, if you’re going to increase fibre in your diet, do so gradually and ensure you’re well hydrated!