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Fiber. Seriously, is there any nutrient more boring than fiber? The mere thought of fiber conjures up images of Grandma’s clumpy, untasty glasses of fiber mix. Or perhaps you imagine the boring foods you will have to eat by the truckload—foods like bran flakes, beets, and beans, beans, beans. Think again.
ReNew Life is reinventing the way you think about, and eat, fiber. By now you’ve probably heard how much ReNew Life founder and President, Brenda Watson, wants you to eat more fiber. Fiber is the surprising appetite controller, the amazing heart health nutrient, and the great colon regulator. A high fiber intake does more for your overall health than all the low-fat, empty promise diet foods you can name and still Americans consume less than half of the fiber they should (around 15 grams daily instead of the recommended 20–35).
But really, who can eat that much fiber?
You can thanks to our new Fiber Smart Healthier Fiber line that really does offer a fiber supplement for everyone (not just Grandma). Fiber Smart supplements are made without any harsh fiber types such as psyllium and without any artificial ingredients, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives. They are great way to boost your fiber intake along with a healthy, high fiber diet.
- Orange Clear Fiber – This 100% soluble corn fiber mixes clear in water without a thick or gritty texture. It tastes like a fresh orange for those who like a yummy fiber option and helps to promote digestive health and maintain healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels. ǂ
- Clear Fiber – For the purists among us who just want a clear mixing soluble corn fiber that does its job without any fuss, flavor, or strange texture. At 3 grams of heart-healthy fiber per teaspoon it’s an easy way to mix more fiber into your diet.ǂ
- Super Fruit Fiber – Antioxidants anyone? This fiber includes 14 concentrated antioxidant-rich fruit extracts and a soluble/insoluble fiber blend from corn and apple fibers. It promotes healthy digestion, bowel regularity, and helps neutralize free radicals.ǂ
- Natural Triple Fiber – The triple threat fiber for occasional constipation and toxin build-up.ǂ There is nothing in this fiber blend except for soluble/insoluble flax, oat bran, and acacia fibers. It curbs appetite by helping you feel full, relieves occasional constipation, promotes healthy digestion, and helps remove digestive toxins.ǂ
Ultimate Chia Seed – Pure super food chia seed, which is not only a source of fiber, but also of protein, beneficial omega-3s, and antioxidants. Chia seed has a delicious nutty flavor and can be taken with beverages, soups, cereal, or yogurt, or enjoyed right out of the canister for a fiber boost any time. ǂ
Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, accounting for 25% of all the deaths in the U.S. You may be thinking that if you don’t have heart disease in your family you’re in the clear, but think again. While genetics and age play a role, most experts agree that certain lifestyle factors can promote heart disease. You shouldn’t wait until you’re diagnosed with heart disease to take action. Your doctor will help you keep track of important numbers such as fasting blood glucose levels, cholesterol and blood pressure, but here are some other numbers to keep in mind when planning your heart healthy diet.
500 – 1,000
Omega-3 fats found in fish oil are known to support healthy cholesterol levels and overall cardiovascular health. The American Heart Association recommends 500 – 1,000 mg of combined EPA and DHA Omega-3 fatty acids if oily fish is lacking in your diet. For maximum cardiovascular support try a pharmaceutical grade omega-3 supplement such as Super Critical Omega. This powerful fish oil provides over 1,000 mg of omega-3 in just one softgel, plus 1,000 IU of vitamin D3, another essential nutrient.
Try to consume about 35 grams of fiber or more per day. The American Heart Association says that dietary fiber, especially soluble fiber, is associated with decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. This may be due to fiber’s role in absorbing and helping to eliminate cholesterol from the body. Because it’s tough to get enough fiber in the diet, try adding a high quality fiber supplement to your daily routine.
A low sodium diet with just 1,500 mg or less of sodium per day can help prevent high blood pressure and heart disease. To reduce your sodium intake, try reducing store-bought and processed foods and use fresh pepper and other herbs instead of salt when seasoning foods.
Keep your sweet tooth tamed with just 6 or fewer teaspoons of added sugars per day. This number may look low, but the average American consumes over 20 teaspoons per day! Research has shown that there is a correlation between high sugar consumption and heart disease risk. Try fresh fruit or dark chocolate to curb your longing for sweets, or try a natural supplement designed to help ease sugar cravings.
So how do your numbers stack up? If you’re not sure, try keeping track for a couple of weeks to see how heart healthy your diet is. Check out other heart healthy supplements that provide even more cardiovascular support with oat beta glucan, CoQ10 and hawthorn. Eat whole, fresh and organic foods whenever possible, and keep an eye on the nutrition facts label. Arming yourself with information is the best way to stay on track toward a healthy heart.