Maintain a Healthy Weight With Fiber Adding pounds to your frame, no matter what size, adds years to your looks and, worse yet, subtracts years from your life. The good news is, you can consume 30% fewer calories by adding just 14 grams of fiber a day to your diet. Eat more colorful fresh fruits and veggies, and try these high-fiber grains:
Shiritaki noodles are super-tasty and made from the Japanese konjack root. They contain the highest form of soluble fiber of any food and keep you full longer so you eat fewer calories; the soluble fiber also protects your heart. Find them at Asian food markets and health food stores.
Cellophane noodles (glass noodles) are translucent and gluten-free. These noodles are chockfull of selenium, a mineral that keeps anxiety at bay (so no frown lines), and boost your mood due to their folic acid content. Try them in soups, stir fry dishes and salads.
Kelp noodles, which naturally detoxify the body due to their alginic acid, remove toxic metals. As an added benefit, they boost your metabolism. Kelp is also high in the mineral iodine, which boosts energy.