If you’re thinking about jumping on one of the hot new diets, stop and do some research. We looked at the latest dietary fads – paleo, gluten-free, bone broth, ketogenic and raw – and discovered they may not include enough dietary fiber. You body needs fiber, such as the premium fiber found in Regular Girl. Fiber helps keep your digestive system happy. It also helps you feel fuller, longer so you’re less bothered by food cravings. That’s great news if you are craving a second kale smoothie.
Here’s what we learned:
Paleo: This diet mimics our early ancestors’ hunted-and-gathered diet. It’s rich with grass-fed meats, seafood, eggs, seeds, vegetables and fruit. As with all diets, it’s important to make smart food choices. Relying too much on meat, and not enough on fresh vegetables and fruits may leave you fiber deficient. The Institute of Medicine recommends 25 – 38 grams of fiber each day.
Gluten-free: Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. People with celiac disease must avoid gluten. Today many others are also choosing to limit their gluten intake. Unfortunately, many store-bought gluten-free products are high in sugar and calories, and low in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Consider supplements to compensate for the missing nutrients. Regular Girl is a 100 percent gluten-free fiber supplement. It’s easy to take, since it tasteless, colorless and odorless when dissolved in your favorite food and beverages.
Bone broth: Sipping on this slow-cooked broth can boost your intake of important nutrients. Bones and their marrow are rich sources of fat-soluble vitamins, amino acids and joint-supporting collagen. While some of the recipes call for carrots, onions and celery, instructions call for you to discard the fiber-filled solids before consuming. Compensate by sprinkling Regular Girl into your iced tea.
Ketogenic: Rich in fat, moderate in protein and low in carbohydrates, ketogenic diets encourage the body to burn fat for energy. Many people report a decreased appetite when following this trending diet. Others report fatigue, brain fog and serum cholesterol concerns. Since bread, vegetables and fruits are limited, it can be a challenge to meet the daily fiber requirement. Regular Girl’s Sunfiber is a smart choice because it also helps lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.
Raw foods: Cooking food destroys enzymes and may reduce its nutritional value, which makes consuming raw food appealing to many. But cooking can also concentrate and activate some nutrients, and break down cell walls making nutrients more accessible. Heating produce also makes its fiber more soluble. Your body needs soluble fiber. It helps manage your blood sugar, and supports your heart and intestinal health. If you choose a raw diet, consider supplementing with Regular Girl. It’s quality soluble fiber and beneficial probiotics helps delivers these health benefits without any uncomfortable side effects.