Fiber supplements support cardiovascular and digestive health, help reduce the risk of obesity, and may promote healthy blood sugar levels.
Fiber is an essential carbohydrate best known for aiding the discomfort of constipation and diarrhea and supporting digestive health. But fiber also offers many other health benefits. Fiber is filling and may promote weight loss by reducing caloric intake. Most importantly, because fiber is non-digestible, it travels straight to the lower GI tract and acts as a probiotic by feeding healthy bacteria in the gut. Healthy gut flora plays a vital role in many body functions, from the immune system to mental health.
Foods rich in fiber are whole wheat (not white) pasta, barley, chickpeas, edamame, lentils, split peas, berries, pears, artichoke hearts, brussels sprouts, chia seeds, and avocados.