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Are Fiber Supplements Good For You?

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Are Fiber Supplements Good For You?

Getting more fiber into our diets is important for reaching optimal health. “When your gut bugs are happily munching on a high-fiber diet, they produce more of the short-chain fatty acids that protect you from diseases of the gut, colorectal cancers and even obesity.” 

The best way to get fiber into your diet is through a variety of fruits and vegetables. For individuals who have a hard time eating a variety of produce, there are fiber supplements. But are these actually good for you? And if so, which one should you take? A recent study out of Duke University investigated these questions. The study conducted a “rigorous examination of the gut microbes of study participants who were fed three different kinds of supplements.” The study leader, Lawrence David, explained that “We didn’t see a lot of difference between the fiber supplements we tested. Rather, they looked interchangeable.” 

https://today.duke.edu/2022/07/it-doesn’t-matter-much-which-fiber-you-choose-–-just-get-more-fiber

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