Fiber Supplements Coeur D Alene ID

Fiber supplements are often recommended to fill any fiber gaps in a person's diet. See below to find vitamin shops in Coeur D Alene 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 No 949
(208) 666-4005
226 W Ironwood Dr
Coeur D Alene, ID
 
Avon Buying & Selling
(208) 765-0616
Coeur D Alene, ID
 
Watson Law Office Chartered
(208) 664-0500
408 E Sherman Ave Ste 202
Coeur D Alene, ID
 
Avon Recruiting Specialist Trai
(208) 765-0616
616 E Annie Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID
 
Body Shop
(208) 762-0700
5624 N Government Way
Dalton Gardens, ID
 
Pilgrim's Natural Foods Market
(208) 676-9730
1316 N 4th St
Coeur D Alene, ID
 
Precision Fitness
(208) 664-7728
606 River Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID
 
Carling Holly Omd Lac PhD
(208) 765-1994
213 W Appleway Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID
 
One on One Fitness A Personal Traini
(208) 762-1072
7680 N Government Way
Dalton Gardens, ID
 
Xtreme Technologies Inc
(208) 762-0751
11495 N Warren St
Hayden, ID
 

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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