Fiber is a necessary component of any healthy diet. It is encouraged to have on average thirty grams of fiber each day, with the best sources of fiber being fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. Why is fiber so important? Fiber allows for regulation of bowels, increased satiety and feelings of fullness, and also decreases your risk of certain conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain cancers. When in doubt look to add more fiber to your diet. Some of my favorite snacks including combining proteins and fiber like celery with peanut butter and sugar snap peas with hummus.