If you’re like us, you love watching cooking shows on TV. Especially those challenge shows such as Chopped and Iron Chef America where the contestants have to make a five-star entrée from dill pickles, a bag of Cheetos and some exotic fish. Those Food Network chefs don’t back down from a challenge. And neither did Food Network nutrition expert and registered dietitian Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. She tackled the fiber supplement topic in her Healthy Eats blog. We couldn’t be happier that she included Regular Girl in her review.
A healthy diet is extremely important, but Amidor knows that many people rely on supplements to meet their daily fiber requirement. The daily fiber recommendation is 27 to 40 grams a day, but most people consume less than 10 grams. “With most Americans falling way short on fruits, vegetables and whole grains in their diet, it’s no surprise they don’t meet the daily requirement,” Amidor wrote. Without adequate fiber, our intestinal health suffers.
Regular Girl to the rescue: Our prebiotic fiber is good for the belly. Amidor spoke with registered dietitian nutritionist and exercise physiologist Felicia Stoler, DCN, MS, RD, FACSM, FAND who explained: “It’s really about changing behaviors … so if one can add this (Regular Girl) to their daily routine, they are on their way to a healthy gut.”
Regular Girl is made with Sunfiber, which is derived from the guar plant. “Other supplements on the market are typically made from psyllium, wheat or chicory,” Amidor wrote. Sunfiber is a truly regulating prebiotic fiber, which means it supports the growth of the gut’s beneficial bacteria. Regular Girl also contains a probiotic, Bifidobacterium lactis. “The prebiotic and probiotic work together to help promote regularity and good intestinal health.”
Thanks, Food Network, for covering fiber supplements in your blog, and for including Regular Girl. And for any chefs concerned about getting Regular Girl in their mystery basket, stop worrying. As Amidor wrote, “Regular Girl is a colorless, flavorless, gluten-free powder that can be added to anything without affecting the mouthfeel, viscosity or flavor.”