Fiber Supplements Johnson City TN

Fiber supplements are often recommended to fill any fiber gaps in a person's diet. See below to find vitamin shops in Johnson 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 Centers
(423) 232-0618
Franklin Shp Ctr
Johnson City, TN
 
Keva Juice
(423) 282-1500
2244 N Roan St
Johnson City, TN
 
General Nutrition Centers
(423) 232-0618
Johnson City, TN
 
Natural Pet Supply
(423) 283-7387
3135 Peoples St Ste 402
Johnson City, TN
 
Green Acres Natural Foods
(423) 245-6593
1127 N Eastman Rd
Kingsport, TN
 
Health Barn The
(423) 283-4719
3116 E Oakland Ave
Johnson City, TN
 
Bevins Brian Nutritionist
(423) 975-0214
1301 N Roan St
Johnson City, TN
 
Natural Foods Market
(423) 610-1000
3211 Peoples St Ste 74
Johnson City, TN
 
Clinical Nutrition Services
(423) 753-2195
601 W Main St
Jonesborough, TN
 
Good Food Grocery Natural Foods
(423) 246-3663
1425 E Center St
Kingsport, TN
 

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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