Fiber is the non-digestible portion of plants which gives plants their strength. Fiber is a carbohydrate which is very concentrated. Since the body does not process the carbohydrate it has no calories. Fiber is like a sponge. In the intestines it absorbs water which bulks the stool. Fiber can be soluble (absorbs water) or insoluble (does not absorb water).
FIBER IS NEITHER ADDICTIVE NOR HABIT FORMING!!
It is safe for daily consumption.
My brand of fiber is KONSYL. I have tried every fiber on the market including Citrucel, Metamucil, Benefiber and fiber gummies. In my personal opinion, no fiber works as well as Konsyl fiber. Konsyl is a pure psyllium husk fiber. The brand contains no preservative, additives, sugars or flavoring. It is Kosher (added benefit). I have been taking Konsyl fiber daily (even on vacation and travel) since 1997. Nothing works better!
Foods rich in soluble fiber:
- Oatmeal and oat bran
- Legumes (dried beans, peas and lentils)
- Fruits and most vegetables
Foods rich in insoluble fiber:
- Whole grains
- Fruits and vegetables with edible skins and seeds