Your brain needs good nutrition as much as your heart. And non-GMO, gluten-free Sunfiber, is an important component to a brain-healthy diet. Dr. Jonny Bowden visited Baltimore’s Fox 45 Morning News to share this important advice with viewers.
“Here’s one thing that a lot of people don’t know: Fiber, which we all know is so good for digestive health, is also very good for the brain,” Bowden explained. “One of the most damaging things to the brain is sugar. When blood sugar goes way up, insulin goes up and all kinds of bad stuff happens in brain. Fiber helps modify our blood sugar. That’s why high-fiber foods are so good for us.”
If you were asked to list some high-fiber foods, would you include breads and cereals? This is a common mistake. “Most of us think of foods like cereal for fiber. [It’s] very low in fiber. Look what else you get. You get 20 grams of sugar in some of these cereals. You get wheat. You get gluten,” Bowden cautioned.
Most Americans only eat about 11 grams of fiber each day. Your body actually needs closer to 25 grams, or more depending on your daily caloric intake.
“Take a fiber supplement,” Bowden encouraged. “This one is my favorite. It’s called Sunfiber. And the reason I like it is [it causes] no bloating, no gas [and] no side effects.”
These side effects include the goopy, gritty texture that many fiber supplements develop when mixed in liquids. Instead, Sunfiber dissolves completely. You won’t even be able to taste it. These unique properties make Sunfiber easy to mix into a variety of foods and beverages. It can even be used for baking.
Sunfiber also provides relief from both occasional constipation and diarrhea. Several clinical studies have focused on Sunfiber (partially hydrolyzed guar gum), each with encouraging results.