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When you increase fber in your
diet you will experience some
bloating and gas problems at frst
.
However these will all subside in a
matter of weeks as your body gets
used to your new improved diet
.
Food supplements for fber
:
Because
it is ofen quite hard to include the
amount of fber we need in our
diets supplements can sometimes
be taken to increase fber and for
treatment of certain conditions
.
Tese will all help digestive
disorders
.
Psyllium husk
-
is a common
supplement
(
Metamucil
)
Methylcellulose
-
made naturally
from the cell walls of plants
(
Celvic,
Celevac
)
Polycarbophil
-
is based on
plant sources
-
Tis may cause
less bloating than Psyllium husk
(
Fibercon, Equalactin
)
Tis is
ofen used when treating digestive
disorders
Vegetable gums
-
A new form
of fber supplement is Vegetable
gums
-
guar gum
(
brand name
Benefber
)
or acacia
(
brand name
Heather’s Tummy Fiber
).
Increasing fber in your diet will
help your digestive system function
better
.
Tis will result in lowering
cholesterol and improving your
overall health
.
With improved
health you will be able to feel better,
look better, think better and enjoy
your life to the full
.
Easy ways to increase fber:
• Eating brown whole wheat bread instead of refned white bread
• Including more lentils, fruits and vegetables in your diet
• Eating brown rice instead of refned white rice
• Eating bran cereal or granola cereal for breakfast
H
According to the American
Dietetic Association a
healthy adult needs 20g
-
35g
of fber per day
.
However
the average person is only
consuming 14
-
15 grams
.
Tis is leading to digestive
problems and contributing
to the growing problem
of obesity
.
Research is
uncovering proof that fber
is helpful in prevention
and relief from a variety of
serious diseases
.