Fiber seems to be somewhat of a supplement mystery to the general public. We all hear from infomercials and food bloggers that we should include more fiber in our diet. But why?
Most of us have probably heard that fiber is important for keeping you regular and preventing constipation, but this sidelined nutrient actually provides multiple other health benefits as well.
Before we dive into the benefits of fiber supplements, let’s talk about why fiber is important in the first place.
What is dietary fiber?
Dietary fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in some fruits, whole grains, veggies, nuts, and legumes. It is composed of the indigestible parts of plant foods.
Even with all of these foods to choose from, studies have shown that most Americans do not consume enough fiber from their diet alone.
What are the health benefits of dietary fiber?
- Prevents diseases and certain types of cancers: For decades, nutritionists have credited dietary fiber with the ability to improve heart health by preventing cardiovascular disease and reducing blood pressure and inflammation. Additionally, a high-fiber diet has been shown to lower the risk of colorectal cancer and diseases in the colon.
- Decreases blood cholesterol levels: Soluble fiber works to decrease low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels in the blood. This substance is referred to as “bad cholesterol”; it’s responsible for transporting all fat molecules around the body. Too much lipoprotein can cause buildups in your arteries, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
- Regulates blood sugar: Soluble fiber also works to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by slowing the body’s absorption of sugar and decreasing blood glucose levels.
- Promotes weight loss: Eating high-fiber foods will keep you feeling full for longer periods of time, reducing cravings and helping you stick to your healthy eating goals.
How can I add more fiber to my diet?
One of the best ways to make sure you are getting the right amount of fiber is by taking a daily fiber supplement.
While most fiber products are designed to support your gut, Clarifiber is made up of a proprietary blend of ingredients that work together towards optimal gut health in a way that is unique from other products. Clarifiber increases probiotic levels in the large intestine, which in turn helps maintain healthy bowel movements in addition to the other benefits of fiber supplements. It works hard, so digestion doesn’t have to be.
We designed Clarifiber to be flavorless so that it can be easily incorporated into your daily food and drink. Want to make a smoothie? Add Clarifiber. Eating eggs for breakfast? Clarifiber works there too. Its liquid form makes it simple to integrate into any meal or beverage.
Learn more about this all-natural, no-grit fiber supplement and prebiotic here.
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