What's the Deal with Fiber?
The average American doesn't eat enough fiber. From adults to children, we don't eat enough foods rich in dietary fiber. But, what's the deal with fiber, anyway?
Parents always voice concerns of their children not eating enough fruits and veggies and that means children definitely aren't getting all the fiber they need!
“I frequently hear from parents that they find it extremely difficult to get their carb-friendly toddler to eat different types of foods with good fiber content such as fruits, vegetables, almonds and whole grains,” says pediatric gastroenterologist Kadakkal Radhakrishnan, MD.
Why is it Important?
Fiber is essential and "it can lower blood cholesterol, prevent diabetes and help move food through your child’s digestive system — promoting healthy bowel function and protecting against constipation." (Cleveland Clinic)
What is Dietary Fiber and How Does it Work?
Fiber can't be digested by the body, instead, it passes through the digestive tract helping to clean out the stomach, intestines, and colon.
Soluble fiber can be found in fruits and veggies, while insoluble fiber can be found in cereals and whole grains. Soluble fiber softens stool, while insoluble fiber bulks up stool. Both these process help you poop!
The Fiber We Use
In our Safe + Fair Kids Protein Powder, we use apple and cassava fiber! This way you don't have to worry about your kids getting the healthy dietary fiber they need!