The benefits of a high fiber diet are plentiful, from digestive health, to cardiovascular, mood, sleep, and more. Modern day, industrialized diets are woefully low in fiber, where consumption in societies averages 15 grams per day, with a healthy target of 30 to 40 grams per day.
And fiber has a direct influence on your biome, the probiotics in your gut! That same beneficial bacterium that strengthens your immune systems, adds to resiliency, and can even make you happier.
Fiber is a prebiotic, as it is the main food source for the healthy bacteria, thus without adequate fiber, beneficial bacteria can starve and die, while losing its ability to repopulate. Inadequate fiber in the diet is directly related few beneficial bacteria species in the gut, and a plethora of health risk factors.
Here at Optimum Wellness Pharmacy, we recommend adding vegetables to your diet to increase fiber and consider taking a fiber supplement such as Fiber Plus from Ortho Molecular which provides a balanced ratio of soluble and insoluble fiber to support regularity, healthy beneficial bacteria growth, blood sugar balance and healthy cholesterol.