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Sneaky Pete knows dietary fiber is beneficial for your overall health and the health of your digestive system, so Sneak a little fiber into your diet

What is Fiber?

Dietary fiber is the term for several materials that make up the parts of plants our body can’t digest. Fiber is classified as soluble or insoluble.  When eaten regularly as part of a diet low in saturated fat, trans-fat and cholesterol, soluble fiber has been associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Why Fiber?

We consume less than 50% of the dietary fiber levels we need for good health.  This figure can be as low as 20% for many young people who do not maintain healthy diets.  This situation contributes to obesity levels and other health problems.  According to the Institute of Medicine, children and adults consume about half the daily fiber they need. Men age 19–50 consume 30-50% of their daily recommended fiber. Women are slightly better, averaging 49-54% of their daily recommended fiber intake.

Source of Fiber

Although whole grains are an excellent source of fiber, many consumers do not prefer to eat oats, whole grain corn, whole wheat, whole grain barley and/or brown rice to meet their fiber requirement.  Sneaky Pete’s addresses this problem for adults and children by developing a soluble oat fiber beverage which has the advantage of a refreshing taste, while providing the total dietary fiber quantities available in other less desirable grain-based products. Sneaky Pete’s provides you a refreshing way to easily get the fiber your body needs, in a great tasting, fruit-flavored, heart-healthy oat based beverage that is low in calories, and all natural.

Fiber & Kids

Fiber helps kids by helping to keep their digestive system healthy so it can absorb nutrients and turn food into energy.  Fiber also helps promote digestive health, by establishing a healthful eating habit early in life.  Research indicates 9 out of 10 children are not getting the recommended daily amount of fiber. Nutrition experts suggest the “age plus 5” approach for helping to determine the amount of fiber a child needs each day. Simply start with the age of the child and add 5. For example, a 5-year-old should strive to get at least 10 grams of fiber per day (5 years + 5 grams = 10 grams per day). Observational studies have shown that children with high-fiber intakes are less likely to be overweight than those with low-fiber intakes. Higher-fiber diets during childhood have also been shown to be inversely related to blood cholesterol levels.  After the age of 19, the guidelines for adults should be followed (30 grams of daily dietary fiber are suggested for adults who consume 2,500 calories per day.)

Fiber & Health

There are three primary health benefits when people consumer their daily requirement of fiber.  These benefits contribute to Heart Health, Weight Management and Digestive Health. Heart Health is positively impacted because fiber aids in lowering cholesterol by helping to remove it from the body, by chemically binding to the cholesterol.  Increasing fiber intake helps reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke by preventing blood from clotting too fast, which also lowers blood pressure.

Weight Management is positively impacted because getting enough fiber in your diet can help curb hunger and help you feel satisfied, which translates into eating less.  Research suggests that people who have higher intakes of fiber tend to have healthier body weights.

Digestive Health is positively impacted because fiber helps the digestive system to run smoothly by promoting regularity.  Fiber adds bulk to help move food through the digestive tract, which means you will feel more comfortable and not bloated.  Along with regular exercise and plenty of water, fiber plays an important part in maintaining digestive health.