After long summer days filled with sun, snacks, beers and BBQs, it’s time to get your body back on track. Good Day Sacramento viewers learned that they may be able to help their bodies recover just by eating and drinking certain things, such as the benefits of fiber. Guest Dr. Felicia Stoler suggested that viewers consider supplementing with Sunfiber to support their heart health and help manage their weight.
Stoler likes Sunfiber for its versatility. It is taste-free and odor-free, so it can be blended into everything from milk and juice to smoothies without affecting taste or aroma. Also, it mixes in easily and thoroughly. There’s never concerns about it changing a food or beverage’s texture. She suggests that it’s good to have Sunfiber before you go out because it helps to fill you up, so you’ll be less tempted to snack.
Unlike other fibers, Sunfiber (partially hydrolyzed guar gum or PHGG) does not “block” the gut, but rather slows the gastric transit time and increases the satiation hormone CCK resulting in a comfortably full and satiated feel. It also improves absorption of minerals, including calcium, iron and zinc. Other fibers often decrease absorption rates.
Other differences between Sunfiber and other fibers include the fact that it is 100 percent gluten free. According to current regulations, other well-known, over-the-counter fibers can claim they are gluten-free even if they contain up to 20 ppm of gluten. If you’re sensitive to gluten, this may be important to you.
Sunfiber is well tolerated. Daily consumption does not lead to the typical bloating, cramping and gas production for which other fibers are known. Nor will it give you diarrhea after you start taking it. In fact, Sunfiber is well tolerated and does not lead to the typical bloating, cramping and gas production that other fibers are known for with daily consumption. In addition to Sunfiber, Stoler suggests actively looking for ways to add more fiber into your diet, including more fresh produce as well as fiber-added pastas.