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Digestive Wellness: Fiber And Diet

High-fiber foods
To get the fiber your body needs, eat a well-balanced diet that includes delicious high-fiber foods, Put these high-fiber foods on your grocery list.
How the psyllium fiber in Metamucil can help lower cholesterol
The psyllium fiber in Metamucil helps promote heart health† by keeping some cholesterol in the digestive system from going back into the blood stream, and more.
4 energy boosting foods you should be eating
If you’re working on managing your weight, you’re probably trying to eat more low-calorie foods in your diet. Calories are a measurement for the energy in food, and your body has a constant demand for energy. Try adding these energy foods to your diet to get more of the natural energy you need.
How to get more dietary fiber into your daily routine
Unfortunately, fewer than 5% of average American adults (from 18 to 50 years old) get enough fiber from food(1), and most them get only about half the fiber they need, which is about 28 grams of fiber per day for adults(2). Upping your fiber intake can be tough, especially if you’re used to a diet comprised of lots of refined and processed foods.
Types of fiber: soluble vs. insoluble
The kind you choose can make a difference. Most plant-based foods contain both types in varying amounts. For a good health, it’s best to eat a wide variety of high-fiber foods.
Psyllium: the super fiber in Metamucil
Psyllium husk, a natural dietary fiber originating from plantago ovata, has been the source of both soluble and insoluble fiber in Metamucil for 80 years.
How to supplement your lack of fiber on the keto diet
The keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that’s thought to have many health benefits. But because many fiber-rich foods are also carb-heavy, getting enough fiber on the keto diet can be a challenge, making regularity a problem. Keto constipation is a phenomenon that plagues many keto dieters – the lack of fiber in the diet can leave you with hard, stubborn stool and a bloated gut.(1)
Fiberlicious food guide
Find out how much fiber is contained in your favorite foods.


†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.