A high fiber diet can be an effective anti-aging tool, improving your digestion, relieving the strain on your liver and gall bladder, and reducing your risk of large bowel problems, gallstones, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, colitis and varicose veins. It can also be a powerful weapon in weight loss and can help improve your cardiovascular health. With the growing obesity epidemic and the alarming rates of heart disease, there's even more reason to include fiber in your diet -- but too few of us do. In fact, the American Heart Association (AHA) reports that most of us consume only half of the fiber our bodies need daily. The AHA recommends a daily consumption of 25-30 grams of fiber while the American Dietetic Association recommends 20-35 grams. Are you getting yours?
Waiora's Superior Fiber Blend is a natural, whole-food fiber drink mix, scientifically formulated to help maintain healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels and support digestive health.* It delivers a superior matrix of ingredients and fibers -- including guar gum, oat fiber, carrot fiber, fibersol, inulin, sugar cane fiber, citrus pectin and plant sterols -- and a mix of antioxidant vitamins C and E. The result is a delicious, easy-to-use drink mix that delivers 5 grams of dietary fiber (3 grams soluble, 2 grams insoluble) per dose.
Superior Fiber Blend
The benefits of this superior fiber supplement include:
- Each dose delivers 5 grams of fiber
- Contains Plant Sterols to help reduce “bad” (LDL) cholesterol*
- Maintains healthy cholesterol levels and blood glucose levels*
- Reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.*
- Prevent constipation and potential complications.*
- Inulin stimulates the growth of friendly and healthy intestinal bacteria, which supports good colon health and digestive function*
Directions for use
Add 1 scoop in 6-8 oz of your favorite cold beverage (water, juice or protein shake). Mix, shake or blend vigorously. Vary liquid for desired consistency and taste. Drink immediately. For maximum health benefits, take this fiber supplement twice daily approximately 10-15 minutes before a meal.
Superior Fiber Blend
Guar Gum (also called guaran) is extracted from the seed of the leguminous shrub Cyamopsis tetragonoloba, where it acts as a food and water store.
Guar Gum is a viscous, soluble fiber, which forms a gel in the digestive tract and has been shown to aid in cholesterol reduction and stabilization of blood sugar levels. When the bile salts and bile acids try to breakdown the gel fiber matrix, they get trapped inside it and are evacuated from the body along with the fiber. This process is known as “bile acid sequestrations.” Since the bile products are not reabsorbed into the bloodstream, the liver must break down circulating cholesterol to create new stores of bile acids and bile salts. This lowers serum cholesterol over time.
Source: London South Bank University
Plant Sterols (also called Phytosterols) are widely found in the plant kingdom and are chemically similar to cholesterol.
Phytosterols appear to inhibit the absorption of dietary cholesterol and the reabsorption (via the enterohepatic circulation) of endogenous cholesterol from the gastrointestinal tract. Consequently, the excretion of cholesterol in the feces leads to decreased serum levels of this sterol. Phytosterols do not appear to affect the absorption of bile acids. It is believed that phytosterols displace cholesterol from bile salt micelles. Another proposed mechanism is the possible inhibition of the rate of cholesterol esterification in the intestinal mucosa.
Source: 2004 Physician’s Desk Reference
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Oregon State University Micronutrient Information Center on Phytosterols