Most of us don’t eat enough dietary fiber That may impact our heart health and our digestive system. When sports nutrition expert and author Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD appeared on Alabama’s Fox 6 News, she explained that most Americans consume only half the amount of fiber their bodies needs. She gave the Birmingham viewers inexpensive and easy ways to get more fiber into their daily diet. One of her tips was to mix a fiber supplement into other foods. We were elated she chose Sunfiber for her demonstration. We call Sunfiber the invisible fiber, because it mixes clearly into most foods and beverages. Spano’s tips:
Fill your plates with fruits and vegetables, especially budget-friendly beans and lentils
Consuming produce can help you meet your daily dietary fiber requirement. “We need 21 to 38 grams a day. That’s a lot,” said Spano. “Make half of your plate fruits and vegetables. I also especially love beans and lentils,” she added. “These are under consumed and cost effective. They have a lot of fiber per serving, more than many other types of produce.”
Add fiber-rich ingredients to the foods you already eat
If you find it challenging to meet the daily fiber requirement, find ways to incorporate fiber-rich foods into your everyday diet. “Beans and lentils are excellent to add to soups, stews and sauces,” said Spano.
Spano picked up a bottle of Sunfiber and suggested using this fiber supplement to increase a food’s fiber content. “This one is odorless, tasteless and it dissolves well. It’s Sunfiber,” said Spano. Sunfiber is invisible when mixed into water. It doesn’t affect the color or texture. There’s also no embarrassing gas or bloating, side effects sometimes experienced with other fiber supplements. “You can also add this to recipes,” added Spano offering this helpful suggestion: “Mix it into the dry portion first, and then add the liquid portion.”
Sunfiber is a truly regulating fiber, helping to relieve both occasional constipation and diarrhea. It also supports heart health by helping to reduce blood cholesterol levels.