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White bread made with HealthSense High Fiber Wheat Flour has as much fiber as bread made with traditional whole wheat flour.

Jill Weisenberger, MS, RD, CDE is ranked as one of US News & World Report’s, 10 Dietitian’s You Need to Follow on Social Media, and a four-time book author. She has more than 20 years of experience as a registered dietitian-nutritionist (RDN) and is a certified diabetes educator (CDE) and certified health and wellness coach. The following is sponsored content by Jill Weisenberger. You can learn more about Bay State Milling Company’s partnership with Jillhere.

Disclosure from Jill Weisenberger: Thanks to Bay State Milling, the makers of HealthSense High fiber Wheat flour, for sponsoring this post. Bay State Milling has compensated me for my time, but my words, advice and opinions are entirely my own. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.

We know that fiber is really important. More than 80% of consumers said so in a survey. But guess what? We’re not eating nearly enough! I’ve got you covered. Here are 10 easy ways to get fiber!

Why you should get more fiber?

Now pick a couple tips from the list below, so you can start to get more fiber right away.

10 ways to get fiber

It’s not hard, but it takes effort. In fact, I’m challenging you. Regularly add a few grams of fiber to your day. Then in a week or two, add a few more grams. Keep that up until you hit the Adequate Intake for your age and gender. Better yet, try to exceed it for what looks to be even greater health benefits.

Choose wisely

For a chart of foods with their fiber counts and some simple swaps, take a look at What You Need to Know about High Fiber Foods.

Make high fiber a habit

Oats, lentils and apples are all sources of protein. Combine them in this recipe from Jill Weisenberger for an outstanding breakfast. Photo Credit: Jill Weisenberger.

Oats, lentils and apples are all sources of protein. Combine them in this recipe from Jill Weisenberger for an outstanding breakfast. Photo Credit: Jill Weisenberger.

Get creative with high fiber foods

If you’re not used to eating much fiber, take it slowly. Drink lots of fluids to minimize gas, bloating and discomfort.

So are you up to my challenge?

By the way, a few people have been asking me about where to find foods made with HealthSenseTM High Fiber Wheat Flour. I hope to see it in a few of my favorite products soon. You too? You can ask manufacturers to start using it in a few of your faves by going to the Contact Us section of their websites.

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