How psyllium fiber can help maintain healthy blood sugar levels
Did you know that national nutrition surveys show that the average American eats 22 teaspoons of sugar per day?
That’s more than double the recommended daily amount! Along with the high amount of sugar, the average American is also consuming only 15-16 grams of fiber per day, which is only about half of the daily requirement
The fiber gap in our diets has become so wide that the USDA recently listed fiber as a “nutrient of concern”.(1) The sugar surplus and fiber gap in today’s typical diet is a real problem - high intake of sugar with low intake of fiber can make it difficult to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. With high sugar and low fiber in almost every processed food we eat closing the gap can be difficult. Adding a gelling fiber supplement like the psyllium in Metamucil to your daily routine can help maintain healthy blood sugar levels* and close the fiber gap.
WHY ARE HEALTHY BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS IMPORTANT?
Sugar absorbs into your bloodstream very quickly, and this can impact your blood sugar levels over time. If your blood sugar levels are consistently high, you could be diagnosed with prediabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, 86 million people in the U.S, have prediabetes, which is a concerning statistic given how life-changing this diagnosis can be. If you are concerned about maintaining your blood sugar levels, adding Metamucil to your daily routine can help!
HOW CAN METAMUCIL HELP MAINTAIN HEALTHY BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS?
After you eat, carbohydrates like bread or pasta are broken down into simple sugars, which are absorbed into the blood stream.
Typically, most sugar absorption occurs early in the digestive process. Metamucil forms a thick gel that traps some of the sugar and carbohydrates.
This delays the absorption of the sugar so that some of it is absorbed later in the digestive process.
And that’s how Metamucil works with your body to trap some carbohydrates and sugar, slow sugar absorption, and help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.* To learn more about how Metamucil can help you maintain your healthy blood sugar levels, check out this video:
*THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE, OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.
†Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk, as in Metamucil, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. One serving of Metamucil has 2.4 grams of this soluble fiber. One serving of Metamucil capsules has at least 1.8 grams of this soluble fiber.
**Survey of 291 adults who self-reported that they felt lighter and more energetic after completing the Metamucil Two Week Challenge.
^P&G calculation based in part on data reported by Nielsen through its ScanTrack Service for the Digestive Health category for the 52-week period ending 04/27/19, for the total U.S. market, xAOC, according to the P&G custom product hierarchy. Copyright © 2019, The Nielsen Company.