Getting enough fiber in your diet?

Getting enough fiber in your diet?

Medical research has shown that it’s very important to get a proper amount of fiber in your diet in order to maintain good digestive health. Are you meeting the daily recommended amount of fiber every day? The statistics on this question are not encouraging. The average American takes in about 15 grams of fiber on any given day. According to the Institute of Medicine, that daily number should actually be closer to 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men.

Making an effort to eat high fiber foods such as vegetables, whole grains and fruit is the best way to achieve this result. A quick web search yields suggestions like eating a cup of pearled barley (6 grams), or a cup of raspberries (8 grams) or sprinkling chia seeds on your food (5 grams per serving). All of these foods are good for you and if eaten in the proper quantity and combination, can fulfill your daily fiber requirement.

It can be a challenge to eat enough fiber

Depending on your lifestyle, budget and even the availability of items like those mentioned above, however, the reality is that it can be difficult to make it to that magic number of fiber grams per day. When you’re dealing with busy schedules, it’s not only tempting but sometimes a necessity to rely on pre-prepared or restaurant food at least a few times a week.

Certainly, no one can blame you for needing the convenience of these types of meals, but unfortunately processed foods as a rule are generally lower in fiber than homemade ones. Eating this way can lead to an overall deficiency of fiber in your diet. Not getting enough fiber can contribute to health problems like constipation, bloating, abdominal pain, acid reflux and others. If you’re experiencing any of these issues, you may want to consider a fiber supplement.

You may need a dietary supplement

Vibrant Nutraceuticals is excited about Clarifiber, a dietary supplement, for people who need an extra boost of fiber in their daily regimen. It’s 100% natural and comes in a liquid form that is flavorless and can be added to any food or drink. One serving provides a whopping 14 grams of fiber. Additionally, it’s formulated with prebiotics that work with probiotics to maintain healthy flora in the intestines.

What can you expect when you try this product? Taken along with a healthy diet, you can experience more regular bowel movements and an improvement in your digestive health, which in turn boosts your mood and strengthens your immune system.

If you’re interested in improving your digestive health, check out our page on Clarifiber and find out more about the many benefits of this supplement.