Fiber Is Good for Us, Right?
Right! Fiber is essential for a healthy diet and comes in a variety of foods: Cereals, Fruits and Vegetables, Beans, Nuts and Seeds. Other ways to increase your fiber intake include switching to whole grains, adding fresh or frozen vegetables to soups and sauces, and snacking on fresh or dried fruits, popcorn and whole-grain crackers.
Fiber benefits our health in many ways:
- Normalizes bowel movements
- Helps maintain bowel integrity and health
- Lowers blood cholesterol levels
- Helps control blood sugar levels
- Aids in weight loss
- Reduces the chance of many diseases including colon cancer
Fibers are known to increase the feeling of fullness and help slow down the absorption of foods in the stomach. High-fiber foods generally require more chewing time, which gives your body time to register when you're no longer hungry, so you're less likely to overeat. Also, a high-fiber diet tends to make a meal feel larger and linger longer, so you stay full for a greater amount of time. And high-fiber diets also tend to be less "energy dense," which means they have fewer calories for the same volume of food.
HeroFiber™ is a super fiber made from a combination of fibers including ForteFiber™, a Soluble Dietary Fiber which helps to maintain cholesterol, glucose and insulin levels that are already within the normal range.***
It does this by keeping blood and insulin levels from spiking and your chance of getting hungry are reduced. Dr. Sass likes to say: "For people who don't get enough fiber, 1 gram of HeroFiber™ is like 9 grams of other normal fibers. Everyone should try to get at least 30 gram of fiber or more per day.”