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.
Add Benefiber® to your favorite foods and non-carbonated beverages.
Eat whole fruits instead of drinking fruit juices.
Just say no to white! Replace white rice, bread and pasta with brown rice and whole grain products.
Choose whole grain cereals for breakfast.
Snack on air-popped popcorn or raw vegetables instead of chips, crackers or chocolate bars.
Use legumes such as lentils and beans instead of meat 2-3 times a week in chili and soups.
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).