Fiber Supplements Madisonville KY

Fiber supplements are often recommended to fill any fiber gaps in a person's diet. See below to find vitamin shops in Madisonville 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.

Cornucopia of Health The
(270) 825-3085
1078 Thornberry Dr
Madisonville, KY
 
Hometown Pharmacy
(270) 821-8500
728 S Main St
Madisonville, KY
 
General Nutrition Center
(502) 451-7717
3099 Breckenridge Ln
Louisville, KY
 
Nutritional Center the # 2
(859) 936-2124
802 S 4th St
Danville, KY
 
Honey Health Foods Inc
(502) 966-9598
3918 S Park Rd
Louisville, KY
 
General Nutrition Centers
(270) 821-8183
60 Madison Square Dr
Madisonville, KY
 
Vitamin Shoppe
(615) 859-4696
2225 Gallatin Pike North
Greenville, KY
 
Ross Tami Dietician Educator
(859) 276-4486
1401 Harrodsburg Rd
Lexington, KY
 
Alice Collis & Associates Inc
(502) 896-0117
90 Indian Hills Trl
Louisville, KY
 
Great Earth Vitamins
(502) 412-5373
10528 Fischer Park Dr
Louisville, KY
 

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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