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InStyle Magazine

“Don’t forget to stash some under 200-calorie health bars in your luggage for when you arrive (we like Gnu bars – they’re delicious and loaded with fiber).”

O Magazine

“Deliciously moist…should keep you satiated long after you finish eating”

Men’s Health

“We crunched the numbers––and the bars––to discover the absolute best grab-and-go nutrition for every situation. Runner-up for best bar: Gnu Foods Flavor & Fiber Peanut Butter Bar.”

Dietary fiber has many health benefits. It’s great for regularity, heart health, and weight management. Adding dietary fiber to your daily diet can allow you to experience these benefits for yourself. But it’s not a good idea to increase your fiber intake dramatically! As you aim to reach your healthy daily fiber goal, here are…Read More

Simply put: Yes, you should eat fiber on a low carb diet. Adding fiber to your diet will help to keep you full throughout the day, and can help limit your cravings for less-healthy foods. Low carb diet plans introduced the concept of “net” carbs as a way to allow “good” carbs like fiber into…Read More

If you’re not used to eating the daily recommended value of fiber, suddenly and drastically increasing your fiber intake may not be the best plan. When fiber intake is increased too quickly, side effects of a high fiber diet may include minor bloating and abdominal cramps. If proper hydration is not added along with the added…Read More

When making a lifestyle change to adopt a high fiber diet, it’s important to know how much fiber to aim for, and what you should look for on nutrition labels. The Institute of Medicine has established guidelines on daily dietary fiber goals for individuals based on age and gender. These goal values are referenced when…Read More

It’s widely agreed that when considering whole grains vs refined grains, choosing whole grains is the better way to go. But do you know why? And do you know the difference between whole grains and refined grains? Whole grains contain the entire grain kernel—the bran, germ, and endosperm. Whole grains haven’t had their bran and…Read More

It’s widely understood that if you eat more fiber, you’ll be more regular. But fiber does a lot more for you than maintain regularity. Scientists and health researchers now tell us that a high-Fiber diet can increase our chances of preventing and treating chronic and acute health problems:

How Much Fiber Should I Eat

“How much fiber should I eat?” It’s an important question, considering how often you’ve likely heard that you should eat more fiber. When you eat the daily recommended fiber intake, you’re helping to keep your heart healthy, your digestion regular, and your weight in check. But most Americans don’t get enough fiber in their diets….Read More