Choosing a Fiber Supplement
The American Dietetic Association recommends that healthy adults consume 20-35 grams a day of dietary fiber and children 5 grams a day. Unfortunately, few people get adequate amounts of fiber. This lack of fiber comes from not eating enough fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes and eating too many refined and processed foods.
You can get more fiber in your diet naturally by eating whole grains instead of white bread, polished rice and other refined grains. You can also learn to eat the peelings of foods like potatoes, cucumbers and apples instead of discarding them. Finally, fruits and vegetables are not only good sources of fiber, they also provide antioxidant nutrients and enzymes, when eaten raw.
Increasing fiber intake has many benefits. It can help relieve constipation (when taken with a lot of water) and prevent the development of diverticulosis, diverticulitis, colon polyps and colon cancer. Regular consumption of fiber also lowers blood cholesterol levels and helps to normalize blood glucose and insulin levels. This makes fiber a great protection against the top three causes of death, heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
People suffering from irritable or inflammatory bowel disorders may find Psyllium Hulls Combination a little uncomfortable for their highly sensitive digestive tracts. In that case, Everybody's Fiber would be a better choice. This is a gentler fiber product for people with sensitive colons.
* Supports the digestive and immune systems.
* Provides nutritional support to the bowel.
* Promotes regularity in maintaining healthy bowel movements.
* Helps support the removal of toxins and waste.
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