Fiber: The New Fat Fighter
Can You Get Your Fiber in a Pill?
Products that you mix into your food, such as FiberCon or Fibersure, are often recommended by doctors to patients who have chronic digestive disorders. They can also be a good way to make sure you're getting the basic recommendation of 25 grams a day. But it's still important to eat foods rich in fiber, which contain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Doctors think some of the health benefits attributed to fiber may depend on these other substances, says Kathy McManus, RD.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, October 2007.
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