Sheryl Underwood On What Changed Her Digestive Health
When you think about how long it takes to improve your health, two weeks doesn’t seem like a huge amount of time. But for award-winning television host and Metamucil spokesperson Sheryl Underwood, 14 days is all she needs to see a difference in her digestion. She credits Metamucil’s Two-Week Challenge.
The challenge is pretty straightforward: Every day for two weeks, she takes Metamucil Powder, which is made with plant-based psyllium fiber. While the challenge sounds simple, the results can be surprising. Keep reading to find out why Sheryl can’t recommend this challenge enough.
Why is digestive health something people should even care about?
A lot of people don’t really think about their digestion—they think about other aspects of their health and wellness but not digestive health. But when you don’t take care of your digestive health, you can feel sluggish and weighed down. It can even make you grouchy because you feel like your stomach is in knots! Some people realize they don’t feel good and know something is weighing them down, but they just don’t know what the solution is. That’s where the Metamucil Two-Week Challenge comes in. It helps trap and remove waste* so you can start to feel lighter and more energetic**. You’ll be up for doing anything from putting in your earbuds and going for a walk to kicking it with your girlfriends.
What is the biggest mistake you made in the past regarding your digestive health?
Thinking I was getting enough fiber from my diet! Less than 10 percent of people are actually meeting the recommendations for fiber intake. I like broccoli, but you have to eat a lot of broccoli to get the fiber you need. That’s why Metamucil is so great in addition to a healthy diet—it can bridge that gap between what you’re getting through food and what you need in a day. I’m not against drinking a smoothie for fiber; I’m just all about adding Metamucil on top of the smoothie to make sure you’re getting enough.