It’s “Fiber d’Lish!”
Every Pooper can be lazy regarding their fiber intake. Let’s be honest, it’s difficult at times to make fiber products taste even remotely appeasing. Trust us! We’ve experimented with some real stinkers.
Fiber, also known as dietary fiber or roughage, is a type of carbohydrate found in plant-based foods. And there are a few ways to get it but making it appetizing is the tricky part! Enter… NuGo! This company has a pretty appropriate saying, “You deserve digestive health.” We appreciate the sentiment from NuGo because , well, we think so too!
NuGO Fiber – 12g High Fiber – 150 Calories
Unlike other carbohydrates, such as sugars and starches, fiber cannot be fully broken down by the digestive enzymes in the human body. Instead, it passes through the digestive system largely intact, providing various health benefits.
There are two main types of dietary fiber:
- Soluble Fiber:
- Soluble fiber dissolves in water to form a gel-like substance.
- It can help lower cholesterol levels and stabilize blood sugar levels.
- Good sources of soluble fiber include oats, barley, fruits (such as apples and citrus fruits), vegetables (like carrots and broccoli), and legumes (beans and lentils).
- Insoluble Fiber:
- Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water and adds bulk to the stool.
- It helps prevent constipation and promotes regular bowel movements.
- Whole grains, wheat bran, nuts, seeds, and the skins of fruits and vegetables are rich sources of insoluble fiber.
It’s nice to get your fiber in Chocolate form… Thanks NuGo!
It’s recommended that adults consume a certain amount of fiber daily, which varies based on factors such as age and gender. Whole, minimally processed foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds are excellent sources of dietary fiber.
A pooper’s health will reap some immediate benefits from consuming the appropriate amount of fiber.
- Digestive Health: Fiber promotes regular bowel movements and helps prevent constipation. It can also contribute to a healthy gut microbiome.
- Heart Health: Soluble fiber may help lower blood cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart disease.
- Blood Sugar Control: Fiber, especially soluble fiber, can slow the absorption of sugar, helping to stabilize blood sugar levels. This is particularly important for individuals with diabetes.
- Weight Management: High-fiber foods are often more filling, which can help control appetite and contribute to weight management.
- Colon Health: A diet rich in fiber may lower the risk of colorectal cancer.
If you do not consume enough fiber, it can lead to various health issues and complications. These complications will be immediately apparent during a trip to the bathroom as well. Our Head Creative Poo (HCP) has experienced some digestive nightmares that could have been solved with a fiber bar or two… maybe ten.
- One of the most common issues associated with low fiber intake is constipation. Insufficient fiber can result in harder, drier stools that are difficult to pass.
- Digestive Problems:
- A lack of fiber may contribute to digestive problems, including irregular bowel movements and discomfort during bowel movements.
- Weight Gain:
- High-fiber foods are often filling and can help control appetite. Without enough fiber, you may be more prone to overeating and weight gain.
Give these little chocolatey fiber snacks a whirl. Your bowels thank you!
Do you have some thoughts on this product or perhaps another edible vessel to hit those fiber goals? Do you have recommendations for other potty products? Comment below or shoot us a note! We would love to hear from you and share your tale.