I am in a Health & Nutrition class at University and I'm learning great things about food! The topic of this week was Fiber.
I agree with the above. I wouldn't recommend a supplement. Soluble fibre is what you want to digest - this is the type that lowers cholesterol. It also needs to be unproccessed and "intact" (meaning, the source has not been striped ie. not white flour). Soluble fiber attaches itself to water and makes a gummy, gelly paste.
Well, usually, a fiber supplement is Inulin (this is what they add into Metamucil, for example). This is soluble but it is NOT gummy. So it won't help in decreasing cholesterol levels, slowing digestion, etc...
So really, if you want to receive the true benefits of fibre; get it from real sources. Fruits, veggies, whole grain, oats, barley, etc.
Weight Loss of 2013
Started Ideal Protein August 12/13 @ 208.8lbs
Last edited by SweetScrumptious; 10-09-2009 at 12:37 AM.