Fiber Supplements Siloam Springs AR

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

Harvest of Life Natural Food Market
(479) 524-9069
1225 Highway 412 W
Siloam Springs, AR
 
Smiley Chiropractic Clinic
(479) 524-3032
State Line Rd & W Tu
Siloam Springs, AR
 
Wellness Secrets
(479) 752-8555
891 E Roller Ave
Decatur, AR
 
General Nutrition Centers
(501) 525-0715
4501 Central Ave
Hot Springs, AR
 
Truckers Choice Nutritionals Ll
(870) 702-7177
3900 Petro Dr
West Memphis, AR
 
General Nutrition Centers
(479) 527-9244
Fiesta Square Shoppi
Siloam Springs, AR
 
Sleepy Hollow Store
(479) 736-2320
12761 S Highway 59
Gentry, AR
 
Eden Herbs & Global Health Products
(479) 824-3727
10301 S Jackson Hwy
Lincoln, AR
 
Cg's Health Food Store
(870) 245-3225
139 Valley St
Arkadelphia, AR
 
Wellness Secrets
(479) 752-8555
891 E Roller Ave
Decatur, AR
 

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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