Fiber Supplements Westbrook ME

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

Pepper Dougherty Debbie Rdld Nutrition
(207) 854-3663
201 Main St
Westbrook, ME
 
Absolute Health Chiropractic Cl
(207) 699-2622
503 Woodford St
Portland, ME
 
Norton Jill Rd
(207) 828-2402
Portland, ME
 
Nutricomm
(207) 799-1900
42 Stanley St
South Portland, ME
 
Allen Paula A
(207) 799-6394
527 Sawyer St
South Portland, ME
 
Quimby Susan
(207) 772-6279
805 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME
 
Nutrition Works
(207) 772-6279
805 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME
 
Wild Oats Natural Marketplace
(207) 699-2626
87 Marginal Way
Portland, ME
 
Maine's Pantry
(207) 228-2028
111 Commercial St Lowr L
Portland, ME
 
General Nutrition Center
(207) 772-9274
100 Maine Mall
South Portland, ME
 

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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