Cooking and preparing food for the Care recipient (cr) can be challenging for many caregivers part of giving the cr a healthy well-rounded diet is including good sources of fiber a diet high in fiber can lower cholesterol levels and provide nutrients that can help protect against heart disease

Try: Start with breakfast for breakfast choose a high-fiber breakfast cereal one with five or more grams of fiber per serving if the cr likes a specific cereal add some bran or whole wheat toast have the cr try new grains begin cooking with brown rice wild rice barley whole-wheat pasta and bulgur these alternatives are higher in fiber than their more common counterparts focus on your baking when baking at home substitute whole-grain flour for half or all of the white flour since whole-grain flour is heavier than white flour if you don’t provide full meals for the cr bake some high fiber treats or snacks consider flaxseed flaxseeds are small brown seeds that are high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids which can lower your total blood cholesterol the seeds are good because they can be included into many foods without changing the meal

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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