Keeping kids healthy is a constant struggle, especially when summer vacation disrupts their routines. Luckily, a good fiber supplement, such as Sunfiber, may make this challenge easier. Holistic pharmacist and mom Sherry Torkos had this and more advice for EmpowHER readers.
“Kids and adults can get colds and flu during the summer months. Weather does not cause cold/flu. They are caused by viruses,” Torkos explained, adding that “Vitamins and supplements can play an important role in supporting good health and preventing and treating various health issues.”
Parents of picky eaters may understand how difficult it can be for kids to get the nutrients they need, especially fiber. “It is really hard to get kids to consume enough fiber because fiber-rich foods such as whole grains and vegetables are not typical kid favorites. As a result, many kids struggle with constipation and digestive problems,” Torkos stated. “To ensure your child is getting enough fiber, consider a supplement.”
Certain supplements have advantages over others, including form (tablets or powders), quality, taste and how they feel once they are in kids’ mouths. “One that I often recommend is called Sunfiber,” Torkos said. “I like this particular one because it is tasteless, odorless and it mixes well with any liquid, even water, and it does not get thick once you mix with liquid. Sunfiber is rich in soluble fiber and it can help promote regularity, aiding both occasional constipation and diarrhea.”
Additionally, Sunfiber is a prebiotic, meaning that it promotes gut health. Unlike other supplements, it actually aids in mineral absorption, particularly iron and calcium. It has a slow fermentation rate compared to other fibers, which prevents the uncomfortable bloating or embarrassing gas that make some people hesitant to take fiber supplements.
Sunfiber is available at Whole Foods, Vitamin Shoppe and GNC, as well as online at Tomorrow’s Nutrition, Drugstore.com and LifeExtension.com.