What is Fiber? It is an indigestible part of all plant foods. It is found in fruits, vegetables, grains and beans.
According to the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, even with a healthy diet, most people only get half the amount of fiber they need. The FDA recommends 25–38 grams of dietary fiber every day depending on age, weight, and gender. That’s a lot of raw vegetables and bowls of oatmeal! doTERRA Fiber was created as a convenient and delicious way to supplement your fiber intake. One serving of doTERRA Fiber provides six grams of soluble and insoluble fiber, CPTG Lemon essential oil, natural vitamin C, and a unique prebiotic blend.
doTERRA Fiber is sourced from whole food sources like apple, tapioca, and flax seed to support a healthy and regular digestive system, control appetite, and support the metabolic process. Fiber is a fantastic macronutrient that supports many different health functions within the body, not just the digestive system, including the cardiovascular and the immune systems.
There are two types of fiber - soluble and insoluble.
Soluble fiber forms glue like gel in the intestinal tract. The gel softens stools (no more constipation) and improves your digestion (no more indigestion). Fiber slows down stomach emptying and you feel fuller longer. This effect helps you eat less, your body burns additional calories to digest fiber and you can lose weight.
Insoluble fiber is an excellent natural laxative, because of its abilities to hold onto water and to push waste faster along the intestines - this way fiber decreases the risk of colon cancer.
In addition to doTERRA Fiber, you should start consuming more fiber-rich foods:
- all bran cereal
- sweet corn
- wholemeal brown bread
- red cabbage
- baked potato with skin
- apples, bananas, oranges and all fruits
So get moving (pun intended) and increase your fiber today!