Fiber Supplements North Platte NE

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

Natural Nutrition House
(308) 532-9433
203 W 6th St
North Platte, NE
 
Diet Center
(308) 534-5715
106 S Jeffers St Ste 4
North Platte, NE
 
Health Seekers Technology
(308) 532-0881
402 E Francis St
North Platte, NE
 
Happy Heart Specialty Foods
(308) 532-1505
301 S Jeffers St
North Platte, NE
 
Elements
(308) 236-9422
2100 Central Ave
Kearney, NE
 
Supplement Zone
(308) 532-0593
108 E 6th St
North Platte, NE
 
Shaklee Products
(308) 532-7942
1109 Tanner Ct
North Platte, NE
 
General Nutrition Center
(308) 534-4004
1000 S Dewey St
North Platte, NE
 
Tiger Coaching Personal Training
(402) 488-8280
2110 Winthrop Rd
Lincoln, NE
 
Juice Stop
(402) 435-4442
1217 Q St
Lincoln, NE
 

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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