Fiber Supplements Boulder City NV

Fiber supplements are often recommended to fill any fiber gaps in a person's diet. See below to find vitamin shops in Boulder City 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
(702) 293-7866
1012 Nevada Hwy
Boulder City, NV
 
Longevity Network
(702) 454-7000
451 Mirror Ct Ste 103
Henderson, NV
 
Bodywise Consultant
(702) 565-3900
1274 Crimson Sage Ave
Henderson, NV
 
Pharmanex
(702) 565-3900
1274 Crimson Sage Ave
Henderson, NV
 
Elite Discount Health Foods
(702) 435-4836
2881 N Green Valley Pkwy
Henderson, NV
 
Health Nuts
(702) 293-1844
1635 Nevada Hwy
Boulder City, NV
 
Whole Foods
(702) 361-8183
100 S Green Valley Pkwy
Henderson, NV
 
So Simple Nutrition
(702) 434-8222
Henderson, NV
 
Total Health Express
(702) 914-2364
2654 W Horizon Ridge Parkwa
Henderson, NV
 
Pure Essence Labs
(702) 990-7400
1999 Whitney Mesa Dr
Henderson, NV
 

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:

...

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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