Although it can't be digested, fiber is classified as a complex carbohydrate. It plays important roles in the body from helping lowering cholesterol to improving the digestive process. Myprotein offers 100% natural fiber supplements that are ideal for maintaining overall health.
Fiber intake helps control blood sugar levels by regulating insulin levels (*1), reduces cholesterol (*2) and improves intestinal transit (*3).
Fiber can also play a role in weight control as high-fiber foods fill you up for longer and keep you away from high-calorie and unhealthy snacks, which will necessarily lead to decreased calorie ingestion.
Fiber can be naturally found in whole grains (such as oats, brown rice, wheat and bread), fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes (such as beans, chickpeas, peas and lentils). Tweak your diet in order to gradually add these foods to it and start experiencing all the health benefits of fiber.
The general consensus for recommended daily fiber intake is between 30 to 38 grams for men and 20 to 26 g for women.
It is recommended to have, at least, 2 pieces of fruit and 300 grams of vegetables per day. They can be easily added in to soups and/or salads. You can have oatmeal breakfast as well, which will allow for a steady carbohydrate release to the bloodstream and keep sustained energy release.