According to Dietary Guidelines issued by the USDA, adults should aim to for a daily fiber intake of at least 14 grams for every 1,000 calories consumed, setting a base Daily Value at 25 grams of fiber. (The Institute of Medicine recommends eating even more fiber for maximum health benefits. Think 21-25 grams for women and 30-38 grams for men.) You already know that each Fiber d'Lish bar has 12 grams of fiber, but what does 25 grams of fiber look like in other foods?
How much fiber is in an apple? Each large apple contains about 5 grams of fiber. Make sure to eat the skin!
You have a choice when it comes to deciding which fiber bar to eat. But in terms of ingredient quality, health benefits and variety of taste, there is only one Best Fiber Bar. That bar is NuGo Fiber d'Lish.
Many fiber bars that line grocery shelves are formulated with processed fiber that is stripped of its most beneficial qualities and loaded with added sugar and artificial sweeteners. These conventional fiber bars don’t even try to make health claims on their packaging. The “roughage” – or insoluble fiber – that Grandma always knew was so important is nowhere to be seen. Instead, Grandma might call these bars “fiber fakers.”
Bruce Springsteen got it right: Everybody’s got a hungry heart. Though Bruce may not have been singing about fiber specifically, the lyrics still apply. The link between dietary fiber and heart health is an important one.
The American Heart Association recommends eating at least 25 grams of fiber per day. Why? Soluble fiber has been shown to reduce “bad” cholesterol, thus lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease. Additionally, insoluble fiber has been associated with both decreased risk of heart disease, and slowed progression of heart disease in high-risk individuals.
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