Both men and women need to be concerned about their heart health. Registered dietitian and health author Felicia Stoler, appearing on the nationally syndicated Better Show, shared this troubling fact: Heart disease is still the number one killer in this country. Taking care of your heart includes making smart choices. The health expert said including a fiber supplement, such as Sunfiber, may support heart health by helping lower cholesterol levels.
While many people fear cancer, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Stoler said there are things that can be done to reduce your risk, even if you have a family history of the disease, as she does. “I have the benefit of being in a field in which I can learn a lot about this disease,” she said. “I really try to work hard to undo anything that may be in my genetic makeup.”
Stoler reminded women to make the time to take care of themselves since heart disease affects more women than men. “Women aren’t really taking care of themselves,” said Stoler. “We put everybody else first, especially the moms.”
Making healthy food choices goes beyond choosing a variety of colorful foods. “It’s not about the color of the food,” Stoler said. “It’s about the fiber.” Stoler said many people assume brown rice is much healthier than white rice, yet a serving only contains a half of gram of fiber. “It’s not a significant source of fiber.” Instead, Stoler suggested quinoa or another high-fiber rice blend. “And if you don’t like these things,” Stoler said, “there are great fiber products out there. This Sunfiber I love. It has no flavor at all. You can put in your coffee or put it in your water.” The odorless, tasteless and colorless powder dissolves readily in water. The versatile powder can also be used in baking.
Stoler commented that people with celiac disease or who are gluten intolerant may have problems getting adequate fiber. Sunfiber is gluten-free.
Sunfiber offers multiple benefits, without side effects. “Fiber is really good because it helps to lower your cholesterol,” explained Stoler. “It pulls the cholesterol out of your body and keeps everything running smoothly.”