Fiber Supplements Meriden CT

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

Vitamin World
(203) 238-3176
470 Lewis Ave
Meriden, CT
 
General Nutrition Centers Inc
(203) 235-1448
533 S Broad St
Meriden, CT
 
American Sports Nutrition Inc
(203) 639-8189
1501 E Main St
Meriden, CT
 
Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Llc
(203) 269-2852
187 N Main St
Wallingford, CT
 
Pharmacy & Therapeutic Consulting Inc
(203) 294-4441
300 Church St
Yalesville, CT
 
Healthy Harvest
(203) 235-2092
477 S Broad St
Meriden, CT
 
Reiss Carol J Rd
(203) 630-3299
816 Broad St
Meriden, CT
 
Cafe Ra
(203) 269-2960
1163 S Broad St
Wallingford, CT
 
Tree of Nutrition
(860) 828-0404
871 Mill St
Berlin, CT
 
Ct Nutrition Club Ltd
(860) 276-9555
151 Queen St
Southington, CT
 

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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