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Quality Sleep and Increased Energy: How Fiber Supports a Slowing Metabolism

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It happens to all of us: as we age, our metabolism slows down. Way down, in fact. File this under things they don't tell you about getting older. However, there are steps you can take to support your metabolism like getting more of our friend fiber. Because, as you may have guessed, fiber helps boost your metabolism! Your new favorite f-word: fiber.

The Fiber Metabolism Connection

If only there was a magic solution to manage our weight and speed up our metabolism all-in-one. As it turns out, the “magic solution” is doing the work, being active, and eating nourishing meals. That being said, the easiest way to get healthy today is adding fiber to your diet, a lot of it. 

Don’t just take our word for it: several studies have found the connection between dietary fiber and our metabolic health! Fiber is basically like your most overachieving friend: it helps you poop, boosts your metabolism, helps you lower your cholesterol, and boosts your immunity because 70% of your immune system is in your gut. (Not to mention hit your fitness and weight management goals.) What can’t fiber do (besides the dishes)!?  

Wait, How Does Fiber Boost My Metabolism? 

I know what you’re thinking: tell me more about how this magic elixir can help me boost my metabolism! Fiber is simply a type of carbohydrate that the body can’t digest. Our bodies don’t know that, so they try to digest it anyway. When our bodies try to digest and eliminate fiber, it slows the digestion process and we actually burn more calories than we would with other foods. 

There is a reason Muscle & Fitness magazine said of fiber: “... may be the furthest thing from your mind, but it could also be just the weight-loss edge you need.” 

A high-fiber diet is one of the best ways to kick your metabolism into high gear. So load up your plate with fiber-fIlled foods to boost your metabolism! And when you can’t eat quite enough carrots, barley, and peas in a day, simply add a serving of Bonny to an 8 ounce glass of cool water and enjoy.

Help Me! What’s the Best Time to Take Fiber?

So, what’s the best time to take your fiber supplement? Any time of the day is a great time to have some fiber. However, there might be an optimal time to have your fiber supplement if your goal is to lose weight. 

How to Bonny

If you want to feel less hungry and fuller in between meals, drink a glass of Bonny with breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Simply combine Bonny with at least eight fluid ounces of cool water or add to a morning smoothie. Get your arm workout in too and stir, stir, stir, that powder and water together like you are furious or grab a blender or hand frother if you prefer a creamier drink. For those with culinary skills, mix a couple of tablespoons of Bonny into your favorite pancake/muffin/brownie recipe for an extra fiber kick! 

The best general rule of thumb (or in this case, tummy!) is to spread out your fiber supplement throughout the day. Like all good things, you want to avoid consuming too much at once, especially if you are a fiber newbie. Just don’t forget to hydrate to help the fiber pass through your system. 

Wait, Does Fiber Provide Energy, Too?!

Though fiber isn’t directly a source of energy, adding fiber to your routine can help boost your energy levels. Our choices of what to eat can affect how we feel afterward. After all, food is our fuel. We all know about that mid-afternoon slump after a big lunch. In the same way, you can also eat foods that contain plenty of fiber and protein to keep you energized. This powerful combo keeps you feeling full and stabilizes your blood sugar, keeping you ready to tackle the rest of your day.  

Plus, fiber keeps your poops regular and relieves constipation, which can help you feel motivated and ready for a workout. 

Rather than stick to a juice cleanse or another calorie-restricting diet in an effort to manage your weight, instead, focus on boosting your metabolism with a fiber-full diet. You’ll feel more satisfied and energized. And on those days when you struggle to get your 25 grams of fiber (don’t worry, we’ve all been there), add Bonny to give yourself a boost. 

Fiber Also Gives You Quality Sleep

Too many of us are not getting that restful seven-hour minimum of sleep we need every night. If you need more energy, the secret might be better sleep. Well, guess what? Fiber can help with that, too. Yes, really. A recent study also found that eating more fiber can also give you more time spent in the stage of deep sleep (its official name is slow-wave sleep) that we all know and love. 

Try Bonny to Boost Your Metabolism Today

If you’re like, “Why didn’t I already know about all the amazing benefits of fiber?!” We hear you. Bonny is the best fiber supplement to help you boost your metabolism, in addition to its other numerous benefits! 

Bonny is plant-based, all-natural, research-backed and delicious. Seriously, this is fiber that doesn't taste like all those other fiber supplements.

Boosting your metabolism, getting better sleep, and increasing your energy can actually be something you can't wait to drink. 

As always, we wish you pleasant poops.

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