Fiber Supplements Phenix City AL

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

Shaklee Center
(706) 653-7741
936 2nd Ave
Columbus, GA
 
Gnc
(706) 321-0214
1591 Bradley Park Dr Ste E6
Columbus, GA
 
Metaslim Weight Loss Center
(706) 653-7888
101 Enterprise Ct
Columbus, GA
 
General Nutrition Center
(706) 689-1832
9230 Marne Rd
Fort Benning, GA
 
Audibell Hearing Aids Center
(706) 327-9977
7401 Fortson Rd
Columbus, GA
 
Columbus Home Medical Equipment
(706) 689-1489
3360 Buena Vista Rd
Columbus, GA
 
Country Life Vegetarian Restaurant & Na
(706) 323-9194
1217 Eberhart Ave
Columbus, GA
 
Peachtree Natural Foods
(706) 322-3282
2483 Airport Thruway
Columbus, GA
 
Nutrition Management Services Inc
(706) 563-5783
3025 University Ave
Columbus, GA
 
Shaklee Independent Distributors
(706) 322-6720
2932 McNeese Dr
Columbus, GA
 

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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