My Mother used to always say “ An Apple a Day “ keeps the Doctor away and most of us have heard this health advice at some time in our lives but is it really true? One of the main reasons for this famous health saying is probably because of the amazing fiber content found in apples. According to many prominent Doctors, Nutritionists and Health Professionals increasing your daily fiber intake can have a powerful, positive and even profound impact on your overall health.
With our modern diets that are many times filled with over processed foods, fast foods, convenience foods, factory foods, GMO foods(Genetically Modified Organisms), fatty and sugary foods, or even a diet heavy on protein rich foods can really leave us deficient in the proper amounts of fiber we need to keep our bodies and digestive tract cleansed, purified and revitalized. Then when we add on to that all the chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, food additives, preservatives etc. that have found their way into our food supply it can really create some major health challenges and digestive tract issues.
THE POWER of DIETIARY FIBER has been well documented and the correct amounts of Soluble and Insoluble fiber has been clinically shown to lower cholesterol and triglycerides, lower incidence of heart and cardiovascular disease, regulate and lower blood sugar in diabetics and lower overall blood sugar by slowing down the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates into the body. Regular soluble and insoluble fiber consumption has also been shown have potent cancer fighting capabilities. Insoluble fiber has been clinically proven to help prevent colon cancer as well as other types of digestive tract cancers. Colon cancer alone is responsible for over 50,000 deaths each year. The United States government’s recommended daily intake for fiber is approximately 25 grams per day.
Most nutritionists recommend a minimum of 35-40 grams daily. According to the American Dietetic Association, most people consume only about 11 grams of fiber daily. You would have to consume 12 to 14 servings of fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods daily to get the recommended 35-40 grams per day. So the answer is simple( to add more Fiber to your diet by increasing the amount of fresh veggies and low glycemic fruits like apples, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, black berries, cherries. If you are like me you will probably struggle to get this done and no matter how hard I try I always seem to come up short because convenience many times seems to affect my choices and time constraints are constantly an issue then I recommend finding a high quality convenient Fiber supplement that can safely and naturally kick up your daily fiber intake.
FIBER PLUS is my Fiber Supplement of choice because it is so simple and convenient, easy to take and tastes pleasant. It gives me 11 grams of quality fiber per serving from 8 all natural sources (with the perfect blend of soluble and insoluble) and has Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, Aloe Vera, Flax and lots of other cool nutrients that really work well for me.