You want to make the most of the season, but overfilling your plates at those end-of-summer picnics, festivals and barbecues may lead to gas, bloating and other tummy troubles. When holistic pharmacist Sherry Torkos appeared on Ontario’s Morning Live she told viewers that a regulating fiber helps your body manage those occasional overindulgences of seasonal foods. We were thrilled that Torkos highlighted gluten-free Sunfiber in her interview. The health pro and author also mentioned Sunfiber’s Health Canada-approved claim for managing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and childhood constipation.
Instead of avoiding your summertime favorites, Torkos suggested adding fiber. “When we’re having the burgers, hot dogs, potato chips, beer and the other things, we’re not getting enough fiber in our diets,” said Torkos. Classic summer meals often lack beans, lentils, dark greens and other high-fiber foods. “When we don’t have enough fiber things become less regular in our systems,” explained Torkos. “And when we’re not going regularly that may make us feel grumpy. It can affect again our physical and emotional well-being.”
Boosting the fiber content of your summertime menu can help you meet your daily fiber requirement. To demonstrate, Torkos showed off her homemade, gluten-free, chocolate chip cookies. “These are high-fiber cookies. They are made with almond flour and dark chocolate chips,” she said. “I also added about a third of a cup of Sunfiber. This is a prebiotic fiber,” she explained. Consuming prebiotic fiber helps nourish the beneficial bacteria in your gut. This supports a healthy digestive system.
Sunfiber mixes invisibly into most beverages and foods. “This is a tasteless, odorless, quick-dissolving fiber that is gluten free. And it’s a truly regulating fiber so if you have problems with IBS, it can help with both constipation and diarrhea,” explained Torkos. Sunfiber has a Health Canada-approved claim for its effectiveness in treating symptoms of IBS, as well as its ability to relieve intestinal issues related to childhood constipation. “You can do some fun things with it,” said Torkos. “I put it in these cookies. I also added it to my yogurt-berry smoothie. It doesn’t affect the taste so it’s a great way to sneak that fiber in.”