Many foods in our daily diets are actually rich source of fiber but many people do not really get to know about this fact. Fiber is a component that can only be ingested with many positive health benefits. With proper intake, it can prevent heart disease and reduce many chronic diseases. Fiber can be found in two types and categorized into soluble and insoluble. Soluble is the type of fiber that can dissolves in water that blend into your stomach through foods, this type of fiber can helps to slow digestion and makes you to feel fuller, it can also help to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and help regulate blood sugar levels for people with diabetes. Insoluble in other form is type of fiber that adds bulk to the stool, allowing it to move more easily through the digestive system that leads to constipation prevention.
How much fiber to consume per day?
For adult, it is suggest taking 21 to 38 grams on average of fiber per day, but the fact is most of the adult today only taking half or less from this figure. I cant refuse that taking high fiber foods on purpose can be quite problematic, but there are many good fiber supplements available in the market. This of course includes fiber drinks which can make the fiber intake even much easier.
Fiber drinks recipe
Raspberries, pears, apples, strawberries, bananas, oranges, figs, raisins are a few of fiber fruits that can make you a glass of tasty natural fiber drink when mixed together. When shopping for fiber foods, you should always read the nutrition label to find out the exact amount of fiber content. As for reference, women should take at least 21 to 25 grams of fiber per day whereby men should take in between 30 to 38 grams per day.
Fiber drinks, like Metamucil, Citrucel, Benefiber, Unilactin, or Genfiber are all types of drinks that you can take for your health benefits.