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FIBER SUPPLEMENTS HELP DIGESTION AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT. You need 25 to 30 grams of fiber every day. There are two types of fiber – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber dissolves in water while insoluble fiber does not. Soluble Fiber helps to control hunger by swelling in the stomach and slowing emptying time which sends a fullness signal to your brain and soluble fiber is digested by the gut bacteria or Microbiome into fatty acids like propionic acid which travel to the brain to control hunger. Most insoluble fibers simply move along the 22 feet or 7 meters of small intestine and help the contents move along by stretching the muscles and stimulating contraction of the bands of smooth muscle lining the intestines. The trillions of bacteria in our gut also have the ability to break down some fibers classified as insoluble based on not dissolving in water. You can get both soluble and insoluble fibers from fruits and vegetables but most Americans only get about 10 grams. Get as much as you can from fruits and vegetables and add a fiber supplement with a mix of soluble and insoluble fiber every day. Whole grains also add fiber, but watch the calories they bring. Finally, stay well hydrated by drinking water and tea during the day and you will have a healthy and happy gut as you manage your weight with Balanced Nutrition and a Healthy Active Lifestyle! #drdavidheber #fiber #weightlossjourney #microbiome #guthealth to learn more go to and

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