Is all fiber created equal? Nope. Eating the wrong fiber bar can be self-sabotage, and the leading fiber bar manufacturers don’t deliver on the promise of fiber. Fortunately, at FiberLove, we have the backs of eaters everywhere.
It’s well known that fiber is an important part of a healthy diet. Yet, few people know how intensely beneficial fiber can be. For example, did you know that a 2011 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine determined that a high-fiber diet lowers overall risk of early death by 22%, and that the life-prolonging health benefits of fiber are most strongly associated with the fiber found in unprocessed whole grains, rather than in processed fiber.
You know what The Boss says: Everybody’s got a hungry heart. And though we're pretty sure he wasn’t talking about fiber, he might as well have been.
See, the American Heart Association recommends eating at least 25 grams of fiber per day. Why? Soluble fiber has been shown to reduce “bad” cholesterol, thus lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease. Plus, insoluble fiber has been associated with both decreased risk of heart disease and slowing the progression of heart disease in high-risk individuals.
Hey, you’re expecting!? Congrats! Pregnancy is beautiful. But it can also include some unpleasant side effects. Luckily, a high-fiber diet can help you avoid some of those less-than-magical pregnancy moments, like constipation and hemorrhoids.
Fiber and Whole Grains: Recommended for your kids.
Most adults know that fiber is an important part of a balanced diet. But sometimes it can be easy to overlook the fact that kids need fiber too!
Just as you can benefit from eating more fiber and nutritious whole grains, so can your children. The American Heart Association Eating Plan recommends that children older than two get the majority of their calories from complex carbohydrates that are high in fiber. They made the handy chart below to serve as a guideline for how many grams of fiber kids should eat per day.
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