When it comes to nutritional health, few ingredients are as beneficial to our bodies as fiber. Fiber is a component of plant foods that is never broken down and absorbed by the body—allowing it to perform important functions that no other food can.
The two forms of fiber, soluble and insoluble, both play important roles in maintaining optimal health:
- Soluble fiber dissolves in water and forms a gel-like substance during digestion. In this form, it traps excess sugars, fats, and cholesterol as it moves through the intestines, helping sweep them out of the body. It also plays an important role in lowering LDL blood cholesterol and reducing blood glucose levels after eating.
- Insoluble fiber never dissolves. Instead, it acts like a sponge, soaking up to 15 times its weight in water. Its primary benefit is to provide bulk, which can help promote feelings of fullness while also speeding up the movement of food through the digestive system, promoting regularity.
The All-Purpose Tool for Healthy Weight Loss
Fiber isn’t just a simple, easy way to support your weight loss efforts: It’s also healthy and backed by plenty of research. According to a recent study reported in The Journal of Nutrition, researchers at Brigham Young University followed the eating habits of 252 middle-aged women for almost two years. They found that the women who increased their fiber intake generally lost weight—while those who decreased their fiber intake gained weight.
How does fiber do it? Simply put, it makes you feel fuller. “Fiber has no calories,” explains Larry Tucker, PhD, lead researcher in the Brigham Young study. Filling up on high-fiber foods, he says, crowds out less-healthy foods. And as every dieter knows, when you feel fuller it’s easier to say no to extra snacks, bigger portions and second helpings.
“There is no downside to eating a diet rich in fiber,” fiber expert Joanne Slavin, PhD, RD, says. “And the potential health gains are significant.”
Planning a fiber-rich diet
Lots of foods—from grains to beans to fruits and vegetables—naturally contain fiber. Adding fiber to every meal and snack is easy. Just list the fiber-rich foods you’d enjoy at different times of day, and then substitute them for high-calorie, high-sugar foods in your diet.
Crunch some carrots instead of cookies. Start lunch and dinner with a fresh salad so you’ll feel fuller before the main course. Enjoy a smaller entrée portion on a bed of brown rice. Start your day with a hot, whole-grain cereal topped with apples and strawberries instead of a sugary donut. The possibilities are endless.
The problem: Americans aren’t getting enough fiber
So just how much fiber do you need each day? It’s recommended that women get 21-29 grams and men get 30-38 grams of daily fiber. However, on a daily basis, 95% of Americans are only getting about half as much fiber as they need. That’s nearly everyone.
One way to boost your fiber intake is to increase your consumption of fiber-rich foods. However, while fiber has no calories, the foods that contain it do. The last thing someone watching their weight wants to do is eat excess calories.
The solution: Filling the gap with FiberWise
Want to fill out your daily fiber intake the right way? The solution is simple: Get FiberWise.
Getting all the fiber you need from meal choices alone is challenging for even the most dedicated person. That’s exactly why Melaleuca developed FiberWise. The seven natural soluble and insoluble fiber sources in FiberWise are balanced in just the right amounts to maximize the full-body benefits of fiber—including healthy weight loss support.
While there are plenty of other fiber supplements out there, FiberWise is different. Inside FiberWise is a scientifically balanced blend of seven soluble and insoluble fiber sources that:
- Promotes healthy weight loss*
- Supports immunity*
- Promotes digestive health*
- May help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease†
- Collects and sweeps away toxins and waste*
- Improves regularity*
Here’s a tip from the Vitality: Simple Steps to Weight Loss Plan: Try taking your FiberWise in the evening. Not only will it give you a feeling of fullness to help dampen late-night snack cravings, but it can help dilute your evening meal and sweep out toxins and waste while you sleep.
There’s really nothing comparable to FiberWise on the market. It provides a broad spectrum of fiber benefits you just can’t get from traditional fiber products. In addition to its seven fiber sources, FiberWise also contains a proprietary blend of beneficial vitamins, antioxidants, soothing herbs, and probiotics to make it a truly one-of-a-kind health supplement.
Meet the FiberWise family
For many people, a great-tasting bar is their favorite way to get fiber. Made with full FiberWise goodness, FiberWise Bars are simply scrumptious. Each appetizing bar gives you 10 grams of fiber and is bursting with tasty whole grains, real fruit, and only natural flavors, colors and sweeteners.
FiberWise Bars are enjoyable at breakfast or any time of day, can go anywhere you go, and leave you feeling satisfied. There are four tempting varieties to choose from: cranberry, oatmeal raisin, peach cobbler, and blueberry cobbler.
A delicious, refreshing, gluten-free source of fiber, FiberWise Drink comes in great-tasting orange and peach flavors. A single glass provides 12 grams of healthy fiber to help you meet your optimal daily fiber requirement. And new sugar-free FiberWise Drink—at only 30 calories per serving—now provides a low-glycemic option for those concerned about maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. *
And did we mention how delicious it is? We’re not kidding. Lots of customers are already calling sugar-free FiberWise Drink the best-tasting FiberWise ever. Give it a try! We promise you won’t be missing a thing—especially not the sugar.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
†Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving of FiberWise Drink provides 3.4 grams of this soluble fiber.