Contributed by: NAPSA
The "lifetime maintenance" phase of one of the most popular low-carb diets provides just 23 percent of the recommended fiber levels for women, and only 15 percent of what men need, on a daily basis. And dieters are not alone in this matter. On average, Americans get less than half the recommended daily allowance of fiber in their diet, which is 38 grams for men and 25 grams for women, according to the Food and Nutrition Board.
"People on low-carbohydrate diets need to realize that these diets may fall short of current recommendations for fiber intake, and they need to find ways to increase their fiber consumption," says Joanne Slavin, Ph.D., professor of food science and nutrition at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Slavin adds that because it's difficult to increase fiber intake from foods while on a carbohydrate-restricted diet, high-quality fiber supplements can be helpful for meeting dietary fiber requirements.
Benefiber(r) is the only fiber supplement that is so versatile it can be added to cooking without altering the taste or texture of foods, and dissolves instantly when mixed with non-carbonated beverages or soft-foods. It has only one gram of net-carbs per serving and can be used by people who do not get enough fiber in their diet, such as those on a low-carb diet, to provide up to 60 percent of the recommended daily allowance of fiber.
Nutrition experts also offer these additional tips for anyone wanting to increase their daily fiber intake:
Benefiber can be found in drug, grocery, and mass merchandise stores around the country.
For more information on how to incorporate fiber into your diet call 1-800-452-0051.
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