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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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kbesk wrote:

Very HELPFUL. Thank you!

3/20/2013 01:21:49 AM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

The studies that claim a benefit for fiber all operate under a common theory, that humans are entirely conscious eaters who regulate appetite via stomach tension. This theory doesn't actually work. Someone eating to satiation who starts to exercise will eat more, without noticing it. When we have a cold or flu, we eat less, even if consciously, we know that we need to eat just as much. When we eat rich foods, we fill up quickly, much more quickly than stomach tension would seem to allow.

9/27/2010 11:25:10 AM Report Abuse
Paxtastic wrote:

nutrition labels say "dietary fiber" under total carbs. what does this mean?

11/12/2009 07:04:14 PM Report Abuse

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