What is dietary fiber?
Dietary Fiber is commonly referred as ‘roughage’ which is a non–digestible carbohydrate, found only in plants. Dietary fibers are essential for the normal functioning of the body.
Dietary fibers are of two types – Soluble and Insoluble. Soluble dietary fibers are soluble in water and traps harmful toxins and cholesterol. Insoluble dietary fiber absorbs water and forms a bulk which helps in easy egesting of wastes.
What are the health benefits of fiber?
Fiber acts as a bulk forming laxative which helps in removing waste from the body and keep us regular. This helps in relieving constipation and eliminates toxic waste materials faster thereby reducing the chances of Colon Cancer.
Fibers are not digested by human intestine and are fermented in the colon, where by it provides food for the colonocytes (good bacteria in the intestines) and releases short chain fatty acids like butyrate which together helps in an overall good intestinal health.
Fiber absorbs the bile acids in the bowels hence increases the elimination of LDL cholesterol from the body. This is very helpful for a good cardiac health.
Fibers lowers the glycemic response (rate at which sugars are added to the blood stream) of foods, which is beneficial in type 2 diabetes and provides energy to the body for a longer time.
Fibers provide satiety and make you fill longer which along with lower glycemic response helps in controlling obesity.
What is the recommended daily intake of fiber?
The American Dietetic Association recommends 25 grams of fiber on 2000 calorie diet and 30 grams of fiber on 2500 calorie diet each day. However people consumes on an average 10 – 15 grams of fiber. Nutrifab incorporated into foods can help to increase intake of fiber.
What is the active ingredient in Fiberich?
The only active ingredient in Fiberich is Psyllium husk, a natural dietary fiber originating from the Psyllium plant. Psyllium is one of the best sources of dietary fiber which is rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber. It is being used since ages and is widely available in numerous over the counter fiber supplements.
What is the fiber content of Fiberich?
According to the dietary fiber composition of Psyllium, Fiberich contains 87% fiber, which comprises of 70% soluble dietary fiber and 17% insoluble dietary fiber.
Soluble fiber from 1 teaspoon of Psyllium is equal to the amount of soluble fiber from 14 teaspoons of oats.
How is Fiberich different from other Dietary Fiber Ingredients?
Dietary fiber ingredients mostly contain insoluble dietary fiber which can only help in regularity, whereas Fiberich is a rich source of both Soluble and Insoluble dietary fiber which can provide all the health benefits of fiber. It is essential to consume both types of fibers for a good health.
In what foods can Fiberich be used?
Fiberich can be added to various types of food products like breads, cookies, donuts, wraps, pastas, noodles, etc. to make them high fiber functional food without affecting the taste, texture or mouth feel of the food products.
Fiberich helps in transforming fast food like pizzas, burgers, etc. into a fit food.
In what proportion is Fiberich added to food products?
The incorporation of Fiberich varies according to the food products. However in general it is added in the range of 5% to 10% of the flour ingredient.
Does cooking with Fiberich alter the effects of the product?
Cooking Fiberich with foods does not alter the beneficial effects of Fiberich and also does not change the taste, texture or palatability of the food products.
What is the amount of Calories, Fat or Cholesterol in Fiberich?
Fiberich is brimmed with fibers and contains negligible amount of Calories and contains no Fat or Cholesterol.
What is the shelf life of Fiberich?
The shelf life of Fiberich is 2 years which makes it convenient for a longer storage period.
How often can a person consume products enriched with Fiberich?
Products enriched with Fiberich can be consumed everyday to provide adequate amount of fiber.
Is Fiberich habit forming?
No, Fiberich acts as a bulk forming laxative which acts in a pure mechanical way and hence is not habit forming.
Are there any side effects associated with Fiberich?
As with all dietary fibers, the most common side effect could be flatulence which is much lower than dietary fiber supplements. It is also essential to drink sufficient amount of water when consuming fiber.
Is Fiberich safe?
Fiberich is generally well tolerated and has a good safety profile.
Is there a scientific evidence for the health benefits provided by Fiberich?
Numerous studies have been carried out to determine the effectiveness of Psyllium for various health benefits which acts as testimony for the effectiveness of fiber for various health benefits.
How is Fiberich useful to the consumers?
Fiberich can increase the fiber intake of the consumers without changing the lifestyle, dietary habits and compromising taste of the food consumed.