Fiber, a different f-word than maybe you are used to hearing. You may think about fiber as something your grandparents worry about or maybe you don’t think about fiber at all. (Fiber is sad to hear that.) Well we are here to explain why fiber is an amazing nutrient that people of ALL ages need to keep top of mind.
THE IMPORTANCE OF GUT HEALTH
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Not to be a bummer but government stats show that an estimated 70 million people in America are affected by digestive diseases. In fact, colon cancer cases are increasing among younger Americans and 12% of cases affect people under the age of 50.
And let’s not forget about constipation. It turns out16 out of 100 adults have symptoms of constipation. In case you aren’t sure if that is you,the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says you may be constipated if you go number two less than three times a week, have stools that are hard, dry, or lumpy and/or have stools that are difficult or painful to pass. (Spoiler alert:these are all signs you may not be getting enough fiber!)
THE GUT-MIND CONNECTION
Digestive wellness is more than just addressing the potential issues in one’s gut. Have you ever felt sick to your stomach? Or were told to trust your gut? It turns out that our brain and gut are connected. According to Harvard Medical School, we should be paying attention to our gut-brain connections because our lack of well being can contribute to digestive problems.Our gut, and microbes in it, play a significant part in our immune system.
In short, improving digestive health can support overall well being and vice versa (and who doesn’t want to lower their stress levels?).So how can you take care of your gut and mind? You may have guessed it - load up on your old friend fiber.
WHY FIBER IS SO AWESOME
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Fiber has always been talked about as an essential part of nutrition. Amazing fiber benefits include aiding with weight management, improving regularity, helping regulate blood sugar levels and helping to prevent gastrointestinal diseases such as colon cancer.
HOW FIBER WORKS IN THE GUT
Wondering what exactly fiber does to your gut to achieve these benefits? Fiber acts like a broom in your gut cleaning out bacteria and other build up in your intestines.
The more you know moment - there are two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fibers are those that dissolve in water. Insoluble fiber on the other hand does not dissolve in water. Insoluble fiber helps prevent constipation by moving the food through your digestive system. You want both types of fiber in your life.
There are many sources of fiber that you can start incorporating in your diet. Foods like avocado, apples, bananas, broccoli, quinoa, chickpeas, and oats are excellent sources of fiber.
OK SO WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?
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An estimated 95% of American adults don't get their recommended fiber intake. The USDA recommends that for adults up to age 50, the daily fiber intake per day should be 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men. What's disappointing is that most Americans consume only 10 to 15 grams of fiber per day which is far below daily recommendation.
It is not surprising because most of us don't have enough time to whip up a nutritious, fiber-enriched meal for every meal. We understand you are busy and that is why it is time to meet Bonny!
BONNY FIBER POWDER TO THE RESCUE
Bonny is a fiber supplement powder that helps you meet your recommended daily fiber intake. Bonny’s fiber supplement powder is made up of a custom fiber blend containing psyllium husk powder, chia seeds, and inulin for a crafted combo of soluble and insoluble fiber.
Psyllium husks are insoluble fibers that form into a gel in the gut. Inulin is a natural prebiotic soluble fiber that promotes digestive cleansing and also is a natural sweetener. In simpler terms, inulin helps feed the good bacteria in your gut, and psyllium has a laxative effect.
Bonny also has chia seeds which are a modern-day superfood high in protein and fiber. (Yes, like that chia plant you watered and loved as a child.)
What’s more, Bonny’s formula contains a unique powerhouse fiber powder blend to provide the best digestive experience at 7+ grams of fiber per serving or 25%+ of your daily fiber needs. We're proud to say that we are ahead of the game in making sure that your gut health is glorious.
HOW TO UP YOUR FIBER GAME
You can perk up your fiber intake by blending Bonnyfiber powder with your favorite healthy liquid like almond milk or healthy juice or add a spoonful or two to baked goods like pancakes, waffles, brownies and more. In fact, you can get more fiber rich recipeshere to make your fiber intake more fun and exciting!
BONNY IS PLANT-POWERED FIBER POWDER
Bonny stands for better, beautiful fiber and comes in elegant, sustainable packaging. We have three amazing flavors to choose from: Extremely Unflavored, the Chocolate Hazelnut Dream and the Vanilla Berry Bliss. In other words, Bonny is an awesome daily fiber supplement to support your gut (and mind).
And as always, we wish you pleasant poops.