Fiber Supplements Muscatine IA

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

Nutrition Outlet
(563) 264-8124
113 Iowa Ave
Muscatine, IA
 
Doug Downing An Independent Her
(309) 786-9902
1702 32nd St
Rock Island, IL
 
Fitness Xpress
(563) 386-2348
109 E 50th St
Davenport, IA
 
Shaklee Independent Distributors
(563) 323-4276
2203 Western Ave
Davenport, IA
 
General Nutrition Center
(319) 377-3334
1384 Twixt Town Rd
Marion, IA
 
Herbalife Distributor Jamie Wardlow
(309) 787-6491
15926 13th St
Milan, IL
 
General Nutrition Center
(563) 386-7494
2192 W Kimberly Rd
Davenport, IA
 
Blessed by Nature
(309) 582-9999
315 SE 3rd St
Aledo, IL
 
Greatest Grains
(563) 323-7521
1600 N Harrison St
Davenport, IA
 
Henderson's Herb Shoppe
(712) 484-3657
118 Broadway St
Carson, IA
 

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:

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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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