7. Drink Plenty of Water

One of the most important things on this list of seven is to ensure that you are drinking enough water every day. As you increase your fiber intake you must increase your water intake too. Fiber becomes the bulk within your digestive system and water acts as the flood to stream it out. This fiber and water combination helps promote regularity while pulling toxins out of your body. I like to tell my clients to aim to drink half of their body weight in ounces per day. For example, if you weigh 140 pounds, aim to drink 70 ounces, or seven 10 ounce glasses, of water per day.

Despite its unpopular tummy rumbling reputation, fiber is actually the main component to a healthy digestive system. As you increase your fiber and water intake, over time, you will feel a more balanced blood sugar, increased satiety and a regulated digestive system. Women should aim for 30-35 grams of fiber per day in order to obtain the protective health benefits from fiber. Do you eat enough fiber per day?

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