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.
Benefits of fiber
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
Sources of fiber
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.
How much fiber per day
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