Dietary fiber supplements improve gut health, see options on Amazon

It is well known that dietary fiber is an important component of food. In addition to improving gut health, it is also known to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and diabetes. Additionally, those of us who want to lose weight can also reap benefits from including high-fiber foods in our diets.

Prashant Wadhawan, Consultant Nutritionist, Sachiin Joshi’s Viiking Trance Fitness was quoted in the Hindustan Times as saying, “Lack of fiber-rich, nutrient-dense foods and more processed and high-GI foods cause blood sugar to rise rapidly , which then releases more insulin than is needed.Higher insulin levels for a prolonged period with excessive sugar consumption can also lead to obesity.

Ideally, the body’s fiber needs should be met through the foods we eat – vegetables and fruits. However, it is often seen that people do not consume the required amount of fiber-rich foods, which can then lead to problems such as constipation and hemorrhoids.

An easy and effective way to include fiber is to include dietary fiber supplements for a period of time in our diet. Many Indians know Isabgol or psyllium husk. When mixed with milk or hot water, it helps people with acute constipation. It absorbs water and softens the stool and thus gives relief.

There are a number of fiber supplement brands that are now available on Amazon. If you feel like exploring, this article might help.

1) HealthyHey Nutrition Psyllium Husk

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As the name suggests, it is made from psyllium husk. It is a mild laxative that does not harm the body – it naturally forms a gel when combined with liquids and aids in the passage of food to eliminate waste products. Each teaspoon provides 4g of dietary fiber, which is 16% of your recommended daily fiber intake.

This powder provides a combination of insoluble and soluble fibers, essential for maintaining digestion. Sourced from organic psyllium seed husks, this powder increases 10 to 20 times its original size in liquids and helps flush bad cholesterol from the digestive tract and thereby promotes healthy cardiovascular health. When taken with water, it helps to feel full and thus fights cravings.

2) Herbalife Unflavored Active Fiber Complex

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This powder is a 100% vegetarian product and each serving provides 5g of fibre. It is a convenient way to increase daily dietary fiber intake. Its regular consumption can help significantly improve bowel function.

3) DR. MOREPEN Fibre-X Sat Isabgol in 100 g natural care

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This fiber, when taken with milk or water, forms a gelatin-like mass in the colon and helps relieve constipation. The added benefit of including these dietary fibers in foods is that they reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol.

4) Possible supplement of TruFibre fibers

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The main ingredient of this supplement is also psyllium husk which is rich in soluble fiber. In addition to improving digestion and cleaning the system, it is an excellent solution for weight loss because it reduces appetite. It also contains Holy Basil Seeds (Tulsi Seeds) and Acacia Gum/Gum Arabic (Gondh) which help reduce toxicity and internal inflammation, one of the causes of obesity.

Black cumin seeds (Jeera) help reduce blood pressure, promote healthy digestion and treat diarrhea. The variety of Jeera used here is rich in antioxidants. Fennel fiber (Saunf) binds to bile salts (produced from cholesterol) and decreases their reabsorption in the colon, lowering bad cholesterol. Finally, fenugreek (Methi seeds) has estrogen-like properties; it helps in premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and relieves symptoms of menopause.

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