Adding Fiber to Your Diet

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How does fiber work?

Fiber is really important to digestive health. How does fiber work? That depends on its location inside of your digestive system. In the small intestine, fiber causes a sense of fullness that helps curb cravings, traps cholesterol and fats, and slows the absorption of sugars. In the large intestine, fiber causes fermentation, promotes the growth of healthy microflora and absorbs water by adding bulk to stool.

How much fiber do I need?

How much fiber are you getting? There’s a 95% chance you’re not getting enough. Experts recommend consuming 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables and 6-11 servings of whole grain foods such as breads, cereals, rice and pasta daily.

Add Benefiber to your diet.

If consuming that amount of fiber sounds challenging, supplementing your diet with Benefiber, a prebiotic fiber, can help make getting the fiber you need easier and your digestive system healthier.

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Benefiber

Add Benefiber® to your favorite foods and non-carbonated beverages.

Fiber Apple

Eat whole fruits instead of drinking fruit juices.

Fiber Bread

Just say no to white! Replace white rice, bread and pasta with brown rice and whole grain products.

Fiber Cereal

Choose whole grain cereals for breakfast.

Fiber Popcorn

Snack on air-popped popcorn or raw vegetables instead of chips, crackers or chocolate bars.

Fiber Legumes

Use legumes such as lentils and beans instead of meat 2-3 times a week in chili and soups.

Fiber International

Experiment with international dishes (such as Indian or Middle Eastern) that use whole grains and legumes as part of the main meal (as in Indian dahls) or in salads (for example, tabbuleh).

1https://hpjmh.com/2012/03/09/getting-enough-fiber-95-of-americans-dont/
Source: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/fiber-full-story/

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Digestive health is an important part of overall good health. Learn some simple things you can do to improve it on the Easier To Digest website. And visit our sister brands for more ways to support your digestive health.
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