Solgar 100% Pure Apple Fibre Powder is a Natural, High Methoxyl Dietary Source of Soluble Fibre SUITABLE FOR VEGANS
Dietary fibre is defined as all food substances that our digestive enzymes cannot break down and utilize as energy. All fibres fall into two basic categories: water soluble and water insoluble which are further divided into five subclasses: cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, pectin and gum. In the diet, insoluble fibres are typically found in wheat brain, whole grains, skins of fruits/vegetables and nuts.
Soluble fibres on the other hand, may be found in oats, pectin, guar, barley, beans and sea vegetables. The health benefits of insoluble and soluble fibres have been well documented. There are some nutrients contained in fibres that may be extracted for the body to use, but the basic fibre structure passes through our digestive tract to clean our intestines and give more bulk to the stool. It actually helps the bowels to function more efficiently.
More specifically, insoluble fibres absorb large amounts of water, stimulate the intestinal tract and provide gastrointestinal benefits. Soluble fibres are characteristically sticky and mesh with water to form gels. They modulate blood glucose by slowing its absorption into the bloodstream. In addition, they lower elevated blood cholesterol by binding bile salts which cause the body to break down more cholesterol to manufacture more bile salts. Furthermore, they chelate toxins (e.g. heavy metals) in the intestinal tract.
National food surveys reveal that westerners only consume approximately one third of the fibre they need. While the government suggests five servings per day of fresh fruits and vegetables, the average is closer to two. The average low fibre diet provides only 10-20gms of fibre daily. Simple modifications to one`s diet may be made to increase dietary fibre such as, including a high fibre cereal for breakfast, choosing brown rice over white rice, including 2-3 pieces of fresh fruits (with skins) in between meals, etc. Additionally, high fibre supplements may also be used to complement one`s dietary need for increased fibre intake.
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Directions For Use of Solgar Pure Apple Pectin Powder:
As a food supplement for adults, mix one quarter (1/4) teaspoonful in 225ml (8fl.oz) of water or juice or may be sprinkled on cereal or incorporated in gravies or sauces, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Ingredients of Solgar Pure Apple Pectin Powder:
• Each 1/4 teaspoon provides approximately: 100% High Methoxy Apple Pectin Powder 1000mg (1 gram).
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