Fiber Supplements Benton AR

Fiber supplements are often recommended to fill any fiber gaps in a person's diet. See below to find vitamin shops in Benton and gain access to high fiber supplements, soluble fiber supplements, and insoluble fiber supplements as well as and content on natural fiber sources and other nutrition tips.

General Nutrition Center
(501) 778-1136
1402 Military Rd
Benton, AR
 
General Nutrition Centers
(501) 562-3532
10101 Mabelvale Plaza Dr
Little Rock, AR
 
General Nutrition Centers
(501) 228-0308
10700 N Rodney Parham Rd
Little Rock, AR
 
Diet Center of Little Rock
(501) 224-8558
11324 Arcade Dr
Little Rock, AR
 
General Nutrition Center
(501) 664-2663
6000 W Markham Ap St
Little Rock, AR
 
Pam's Patio & Pantry
(501) 315-8889
5446 Highway 67
Benton, AR
 
Planet Smoothie
(501) 227-6399
102 Markham Park Dr
Little Rock, AR
 
Wild Oats Natural Marketplace
(501) 221-2331
10700 N Rodney Parham Rd
Little Rock, AR
 
D Davis & Company Health Foods
(501) 337-0658
426 S Main St
Malvern, AR
 
Vitaminsplus
(501) 223-2650
9112 N Rodney Parham Rd
Little Rock, AR
 

The Many Benefits of Fiber in the Diet

Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA   

What is Fiber?sources-of-fiber-in-food

Dietary fiber (fibre), sometimes called roughage, is the indigestible portion of plant foods that that the body does not absorb.

Fiber pushes food through the digestive system, absorbing water and easing defecation. Fiber acts by changing the nature of the contents of the gastrointestinal tract, and by changing how other nutrients and chemicals are absorbed by the body.

 Benefits of Dietary Fiber

  • Fiber helps to keep our bowel movements regular and ward off certain diseases, such as colon cancer .

  • Fiber helps transport cholesterol out of our body, reducing our risk for heart disease .

  • Fiber makes us feel full sooner and stays in our stomach longer than other substances we eat, slowing down our rate of digestion and keeping us feeling full longer.

  • Fiber also reduces the risk of obesity and diabetes .

How to Increase Your Intake of Fiber

To increase your intake of fiber, eat more whole and natural foods.  Some good examples of fiber-rich foods include

Why Include Fiber in a Weight Loss Program?

Fiber makes us feel full sooner and stays in our stomach longer than other substances we eat, slowing down our rate of digestion and keeping us feeling full longer.

Fiber also moves fat through our digestive system faster so that less of it is absorbed.

How to Increase Your Intake of Fiber

To increase your intake of fiber, eat more whole and natural foods, and fewer processed foods. Some good examples ofiber-food_sourcesf fiber-rich foods include:

  • Legumes (lentils, dry beans and peas)
  • Other vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Brown rice
  • Whole grains (wheat, oats, barley)

For a more complete list of foods that contain fiber see:

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FRUIT

AMOUNT

TOTAL FIBER (grams)

Apples with skin

1 medium

5.00

Apricot

3 medium

0.98

Apricots, dried

5 pieces

2.89

Banana

1 medium

3.92

Blueberries

1 cup

4.18

Cantaloupe, cubes

1 cup

1.28

Figs, dried

2 medium

3.74

Grapefruit

1/2 medium

6.12

Orange, navel

1 medium

3.40

Peach

1 medium

2.00

Peaches, dried

3 pieces

3.18

Pear

1 medium

5.08

Plum

1 medium

1.00

Raisins

1.5 oz box

1.60

Raspberries

1 cup

8.34

Strawberries

1 cup

3.98

 

 

 

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