Is fiber good for us?
Yes! Fiber is good for us for many reasons.
The main pro among them: It helps our stomach. Fiber can help to regulate the function of your bowels, ensuring that you use the bathroom at more regular intervals. At the same time, fiber can make your bowel movements easier and more comfortable by helping to regulate your stool and make it easier to pass. Fiber is also great to fight off constipation.
Fiber is also great for our overall health. Fiber intake has been associated with lower bad cholesterol. It may also be able to reduce inflammation of the heart, decrease blood pressure, and be better at fighting off a variety of other heart diseases. Fiber appears to also be helpful for weight loss purposes, as fiber-rich foods are more filling, thus preventing you from eating more.
All of this can actually increase the length of your life, with studies showing that people who have high-fiber diets are less likely to die of heart disease or cancer.
How to take fiber
Fiber, like most vitamins you can take, is available in two forms.
First, there are many foods that are rich in fiber. These include: beans, broccoli, whole grains, apples, and many other fruits and vegetables. You should also be able to check the fiber content of any food that you take.
Second, there are fiber supplements. These are available in virtually any drug store or grocery store, and you can purchase them without a prescription. It is probably a good idea to check with your doctor before taking them if only to determine the amount and review any other concerns that you may have. Be aware that fiber isn’t cheap, either.
Taking fiber is an easy way to help your heart, stomach, and more. There is no question that changing your diet to include more fiber, and taking more fiber pills, is well worth the expense. If you have questions about how to get a high-fiber diet, consider speaking with our nutritionists on the right path for you. As experts, they will be able to point you in the right dietary direction. Along with a balanced diet, there are many other holistic care options our clinic provides to help you feel your best. Massage therapy, chiropractic adjustments, laser therapy and more services.
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