While the goal is 30-40 grams of fibre per day, the average Canadian gets less than 15 grams! Learn why you need fibre today.

We’ve all heard of the wonderful benefits of fibre and how a good fibre supplement is essential for excellent health. But how do you know which fibre supplement is right for you? There are two types of fibre, soluble and insoluble. Soluble fibre absorbs toxins, excess cholesterol and helps to make you feel fuller. Insoluble fibre ‘scours’ the intestinal tract and colon clean. Both types of fibre are essential for good health.

As hard as they may try, most people do not eat a proper, well balanced diet every day. This should include fruits, vegetables, seeds and grains to keep their digestive system healthy. Over time, a diet low in fibre can lead to a build-up of undigested food in the intestinal tract and colon which ferments, putrefies and becomes toxic. These toxins seep into the bloodstream and lead to poor health and chronic disease.

As good as fibre is at keeping our digestive system healthy, did you know that fibre also helps with weight loss? Fibre curbs your appetite, helping you reduce caloric intake. It helps reduce the absorption of calories from the food you eat. Fibre-rich foods are low-energy-density foods (so you get to eat a lot of fibre-rich food without eating a lot of calories). And last but not least, fibre slows down your body’s conversion of carbohydrates to sugar which supports blood glucose stability to help you lose weight. So adding fibre to your weight loss program is a must.

Many fibre supplements on the market are psyllium based. Psyllium can be highly constipating because it absorbs 40 times its weight in water. If you are not drinking enough water, psyllium can absorb most of the free water in the colon, which leaves it dehydrated and constipated.
Renew Life carries 3 types of fibre supplements.

FibreSMART is a unique flax based fibre formula for daily use. It is approximately 50% soluble and 50% insoluble fibre. It will not swell and dehydrate the colon like psyllium. It absorbs excess cholesterol and toxins and creates proper bulk in the colon without dehydrating it. FibreSMART also contains a complete formula for the digestive tract.

FibreSMART is ideal for anyone who needs to add extra fibre to their diet, people who are constipated, those that are cleansing as well as people who have intestinal issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s and Colitis. FibreSMART comes in both powder and convenient capsules.

Organic Clear Fibre uses 100% organic acacia fibre. Acacia is high in soluble fibre, but yields little to no gastrointestinal side effects. Some soluble fibres, such as inulin, can cause gas and bloating and psyllium can be dehydrating. Acacia fibre works like a ‘sponge’ to absorb toxins and excess cholesterol.

As well as its properties as a fibre supplement, acacia fibre is also a ‘prebiotic’. Prebiotics help promote the colonization of healthy bacteria in the intestinal tract.

Soluble fibre absorbs excess cholesterol; it reduces the absorption of cholesterol into the bloodstream and is helpful in lowering the risk of heart disease. Studies show that people on high-fibre diets have lower total cholesterol levels and may be less likely to form harmful blood clots than those who consume less fibre.

Fibre-Tastic is a quick and delicious way to add fibre and antioxidants to your daily diet. It provides roughly 75% soluble fibre and 25% insoluble fibre but unlike many other highly soluble fibres (such as inulin) Fibre-Tastic produces little to no gastrointestinal side effects.

Fibre-Tastic is made from 14 natural ingredients including organic acacia fibre, apple fibre powder, oat powder and rice bran powder. It is perfect for the entire family and a great start to any day. It can be mixed in juice, water, or yogurt…it’s that easy to get your fibre! 

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