NBC viewers in Minneapolis learn delicious ways to get dietary fiber


October 6, 2014

It’s time to get your diet back on a healthy track after all of those summer treats. Focusing on fiber is a smart way to start. There are simple ways to work more fiber into your diet such as, believe it or not, whole-grain tortilla chips and guacamole. Another stealth approach is to add fiber to your foods and beverages by using tasteless, colorless Sunfiber. Registered dietitian Dr. Felicia Stoler shared these and other tips for reaching your daily fiber intake requirement with KARE 11 viewers.

Stoler offered ideas for tweaking your grocery list, including some simple “eat this/not that” substitutions. If you are gluten-intolerant or have celiac disease, you may have even more difficulty with consuming enough fiber. Sunfiber may be a good option for you, because it is 100 percent gluten-free. Stoler also explained that “Sunfiber … helps to keep you regular, and it’s just wonderful for helping you to feel full longer.”

Getting an adequate amount of dietary fiber each day supports bowel health, helps to lower cholesterol, assists with managing blood sugar, and may even help you with your weight. If you’re not getting the recommended 25 grams per day (and most of us average just 11 grams per day), then you may want to add a scoop of Sunfiber into your favorite foods and beverages. It can easily and invisibly be added to fruit juices, coffee, milk and tea; as well as yogurts, soups and even cookie recipes.

After reviewing more than 20 years of studies, scientists have concluded that Sunfiber, which is Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum, has several advantages over other fiber supplements. As a prebiotic, it stimulates the growth of healthy gut bacteria. This supports overall digestive health. It also produces significantly less uncomfortable gas or bloating than other types of fiber supplements.

Even the best fiber won’t help if you don’t like to use it. Because Sunfiber dissolves completely, there’s no grittiness or gelatinous gunk at the bottom of the glass and it disappears completely when blended into most foods.

Felicia Stoler is a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and expert consultant in nutrition and healthful living, compensated to provide her professional opinions.

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    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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