Almost every nutritionist I’ve met over the years have been reiterating the benefit of including fiber in your diet. Why? Fiber helps support our digestive tract and keeps food moving through our system. The recommended daily fiber intake is 25 to 30 grams, but according to the American Dietetic Association, most Americans get only about half that amount. I’ve tried consciously including more fiber-rich foods in my meals (brussels sprouts, kale, and flaxseeds among them), and also begin my day with fiber-enriched bars. The only downside to the latter is they are a bit heavy to rely on solely for most of my fiber source. And as a food blogger, I do eat a lot at different restaurants where it’s not always easy to make sure I’m getting in the amount of fiber I should be.
In steps FiberChoice, inviting me to be a part of their 30-Day Get Picky Challenge, which is pretty easy: they provide me with a 30-day supply of supplements (which helps get the recommended amount of daily fiber), and I report to you all about how it’s been working for me.
I chose to try their FiberChoice Prebiotic Fiber Chewable Tablets plus Calcium + D (for the record, it was hard to resist opting for their gummies…I’ve had them before and would eat them like candy, so to avoid that and maintain the normal recommended amount instead, I decided to go with the tablets). Also, after reading about all their products, I learned that calcium is a mineral your body needs but can’t produce so it’s obtained by foods and absorbed in your digestive tract (foods like dairy products which I try to have minimally, dark leafy green veggies, bread, soy, and tofu products are all sources of calcium). Also, I love that they use 100% of the natural fiber already found in fruits and veggies.
I’ll keep you guys posted on how it’s going, if I stuck to the challenge, and if I noticed a difference. Full disclosure, the product was provided by FiberChoice and they compensated me to stick to the challenge, but I’ll share my real thoughts on what I thought and if I’ll continue with it going forward! I’ve always remained true to working with brands that have either helped me reach my nutritional goals and I was already, as I mentioned, someone who has bought their fiber-infused gummies whenever I could (fun fact: it’s one of the few supplements that don’t contain gelatin, which also aligns with my dietary restrictions, so thank you FiberChoice :)).
Let’s see how this goes! I’ve already been taking them daily for a couple weeks. I’ll be posting about this a couple more times going forward, so let me know below if you have any questions about fiber, FiberChoice, etc. for now!