Dietary fibre – naturally found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes – is known for keeping us regular. However, fibre also provides many other benefits, such as helping to support your digestive system, and maintaining good health. Making sure you get fibre in your diet is important for good health. But today’s busy world can mean that even people who are making a conscious effort to eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains may still have trouble reaching their daily fibre requirement.
In fact, according to a recent study Belanger et al.* the actual intakes of dietary fibre for Canadian men is 19.1 g/day and for women is 15.6 g/day, while Health Canada** recommends for women 25 grams of fibre per day and for men 38 grams of fibre per day, therefore most Canadians are only getting about half of the recommended fibre intake.
Fibre Choice® chewable fibre contains inulin, a prebiotic fibre found in fruits and vegetables. Fibre is good for your digestive system, specifically prebiotic fibre, because it feeds the ingested beneficial bacteria (called probiotics) that live in there. These ‘good’ bacteria keep the other bad bacteria in check, your digestive system well balanced, and help maintain the overall health of your digestive system. That’s quite an important role, so it makes sense to take care that these ‘good’ bacteria are well-fed so they can grow and proliferate.
Reaching your daily fibre intake can be a challenge. The naturally-sourced inulin fibre in Fibre Choice® make that a lot easier. One serving (two chewable tablets) of Fibre Choice® equals four grams of fibre, so they’re a simple, convenient and tasty way to help close that gap each day between the fibre you get from food and the fibre you need for overall good digestive health.
Dietary fibre, along with a well-balanced diet, is important for good health. Figuring out how much fibre you are actually getting each day can be challenging. Chances are it’s probably less than you think. In today’s fast-paced world, we often reach for the most convenient packaged or fast foods, when we should be reaching for fruits and vegetables, as they are great sources of natural fibre.
Learn which foods are excellent sources of fibre, and then complement your daily intake with another naturally-sourced choice – Fibre Choice®. Fibre Choice® prebiotic fibre are packed with inulin fibre in every serving, the same natural fibre found in fruits and vegetables. Their convenient chewable tablets make them an easy and tasty way for you to get your daily dose of 25 to 38 grams of fibre, without even having to think about it.
Dietary fibre, sometimes called roughage or bulk, are the parts of plant foods that are not digested and absorbed by the small intestine but make their way through your digestive system, assisting in your overall health along the way.
Fibre is naturally found in thousands of edible plants, including common fruits, vegetables and grains and comes in two broad types – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fibre dissolves in water and becomes a gelatinous form, which may help to slow digestion and help your body absorb vital nutrients from some foods. Insoluble fibre stays in its fibrous form, helps food pass through the digestive system and adds bulk to the stool, which helps you to stay regular. Both types of fibre are important for digestion and overall health, and as mentioned, are naturally found (in varying proportions) in common fruits and vegetables. For example, bananas, leeks and asparagus contain inulin, which is a natural soluble fibre.
In today’s world, synthetic dietary fibres have been developed, but with the important role of fibre in mind, Fibre Choice® believes in keeping things the way nature intended and that’s why Fibre Choice® products contain inulin a probiotic natural fibre found in fruits and vegetables.
Not all fibre is created equal. Some can be derived from grain or can be manufactured. So, when it comes to your fibre, get picky. Each serving of Fibre Choice® is packed with inulin, a naturally-sourced prebiotic fibre found in fruits and vegetables. With two little tablets you get the general benefits of prebiotic fibre while supporting your overall health.
They work together to aid a healthy digestive system.
Did you know fibre isn’t only for regularity? Adding good-tasting, chewable Fibre Choice® to your daily routine can provide fibre that helps support your digestive system. That’s because Fibre Choice® is fibre with prebiotic benefits to help maintain your good health.
Prebiotics are specific kinds of fibre that nourish the added good bacteria that live in your digestive system. These added good bacteria, called probiotics, have many important functions, such as helping to support your overall health. But just like people, good bacteria must be well-fed to perform at their best. The prebiotic fibre in Fibre Choice® helps the good bacteria in your digestive system grow and thrive, supporting your overall health.
Probiotics are live bacteria that when ingested confer a health benefit to the host. These beneficial bacteria can be administered through yogurt. Our digestive system performs a constant balancing act between beneficial and unhealthy bacteria. Probiotics help to keep the number of unhealthy bacteria in check by increasing the number of beneficial bacteria. Having this favourable gut flora helps support a healthy gastrointestinal system. However, stress, poor diet and other factors can cause an unfavourable gut flora.
Fibre Choice® can be used along with foods (e.g. yogurts) as part of your daily healthy routine. The prebiotics in Fibre Choice® work with probiotics in the gut to promote a favourable balance of bacteria in your digestive system and to support your overall health.
FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION ON FIBRE CHOICE’S INULIN FIBRE CONTENT, SEE THE LABEL.
*Bélanger M, Poirier M, Jbilou J, Scarborough P
Public Health. 2014 Mar; 128(3):222-30.