To be a fitter and a more agile surfer, your diet plays a massive role in the way you feel and surf. It is as much important as your physical workout, so that’s why we pay so much attention to it in our Surf Fitness Diet series. Today we’ll talk about the importance of fibre and will teach you some ways to eat more of it.
Fibre can rev your fat burn by as much as 30 percent. People who eat the most fibre gain the least amount of weight over time, as per a report that was recently published in the journal Nutrition. Review author Dr Joanne Slavin says that fibre requires extra chewing and slows the absorption of nutrients in your stomach, so you feel full even though you haven’t stuffed yourself. You will also stay satisfied on fewer kilojoules. Aim for about 25 grams per day – the amount in about three servings each of fruits and vegetables. Here are some of our tips to add fibre to your diet:
- Bulk up your smoothies
Mix ¼ cup of flax seed into any blended smoothie to add 12g of fibre.
- Snack on berries
One cup of raspberries or blackberries contains 8g of fibre. Fill a bowl with a cup of each and top with yoghurt or almond milk for a tasty alternative to a cereal.
- Read the box
Buy the cereal that contains more than 10g of fibre per serving, and as little sugar as possible.
- Cook some Mexican
One whole avocado contains 13g of fibre, along with loads of healthy monounsaturated fats. Slice one on top of a salad, sandwich or eggs.