Water and Fiber: How to address two common digestive shortfalls at once

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July 8, 2021

Two of the most common dietary shortfalls are water and fiber, both of which can contribute to digestive issues. Dissolving a scoop of Sunfiber into your next glass of water is a two-for-one solution for digestion. 

Learn more about the role that water and fiber play in digestion, and why you need both.

Water for Digestion

You need adequate hydration for your stool to be soft enough to move easily through your digestive system.

Water recommendations vary, but aim for at least eight to ten cups of water daily. If you don’t like water, other good sources of fluids include smoothies, fruits, vegetables, green tea and soups.

Just be careful not to overdo it on beverages that contain sugar, caffeine or salt. 

Fiber for Digestion

Fiber helps the stool form its bulk and hold onto water. It is essential for regularity and is also beneficial for weight management because it helps you feel full. Soluble fiber may also help reduce blood sugar spikes after eating. Prebiotic fiber is also important for supporting a healthy gut microbiome, which supports the immune system and even your mood! Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily from a variety of fruit and vegetable sources. 

Sunfiber, a prebiotic soluble fiber, is an easy way to help ensure you don’t fall short on your daily fiber intake. Gentle on the system, it supports gut health without causing excess gas or bloating. Unlike some other fiber supplements, it also won’t cause you to have loose stools. 

Research shows that just 5 or 6 grams of Sunfiber daily helps reduce both occasional constipation and diarrhea, and helps alleviate symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It is a cost-effective way to achieve and support your digestive health. 

If you’re considering adding a fiber supplement to your daily routine, choose wisely and keep it simple. Sunfiber mixes easily into liquids without altering their taste, aroma or consistency. And it is backed by a robust body of university research. Find the right Sunfiber product for your lifestyle here

Meet the Experts

  • Sunfiber

    Sunfiber is a true regulating dietary fiber and prebiotic for maintaining digestive health and microflora balance. It is tasteless, colorless, odorless and 100% water-soluble. Sunfiber is well tolerated and does not lead to the typical bloating, cramping and gas production that other fibers are known for.

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