Even if macaroni and cheese is the most complicated meal you can make, you may enjoy watching The Food Network. The channel’s most popular shows include Chopped and Iron Chef America. In both, contestants need to make an appetizing entrée out of some unusual and often contradictory ingredients. These chefs never back down from the challenge. And neither did Food Network nutrition expert and registered dietitian Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN when she tackled the subject of fiber supplements in her Healthy Eats blog. We were thrilled when she mentioned the gut-healthy benefits of Sunfiber.
A healthy diet is extremely important, but Amidor knows that many people rely on supplements to meet their daily fiber requirement. The daily fiber recommendation is 27 to 40 grams a day, but most people consume less than 10 grams. “With most Americans falling way short on fruits, vegetables and whole grains in their diet, it’s no surprise they don’t meet the daily requirement,” Amidor wrote. Without adequate fiber, our intestinal health suffers.
Sunfiber to the rescue: Our prebiotic fiber, a key ingredient in Regular Girl, is good for the belly. Amidor spoke with registered dietitian nutritionist and exercise physiologist Felicia Stoler, DCN, MS, RD, FACSM, FAND who explained: “It’s really about changing behaviors … so if one can add this (Regular Girl) to their daily routine, they are on their way to healthy gut.”
Sunfiber is derived from the guar plant. “Other supplements on the market are typically made from psyllium, wheat or chicory,” Amidor wrote. Sunfiber is truly regulating a prebiotic fiber, which means it supports the growth of the gut’s beneficial bacteria.
Thanks, Food Network, for covering fiber supplements in your blog, and for including Sunfiber. And for any chefs concerned about getting Sunfiber in their mystery basket, stop worrying. As Amidor wrote, it is “a flavorless, gluten-free powder that can be added to anything without affecting the mouthfeel, viscosity or flavor.”