Gentle Fiber 468g - flax, chia seeds, orange pulp & peel, gum Arabic, and inulin-FOS | Jarrow Formulas
Jarrow Formulas Gentle Fibers provides high-quality fibers and lignans that promote cardiovascular and immune health along with good digestion and proper elimination
The insoluble fibers (flax and chia) in Gentle Fibers positively affect elimination by promoting increased peristalsis (wave-like motion of intestines)
The soluble fibers (flaxseed, orange pulp & peel, gum Arabic, and inulin-FOS) in Gentle Fibers promote cholesterol metabolism and cardiovascular health. These soluble fibers also promote the growth of the good bacteria (Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria), which are important in maintaining the proper pH of the digestive tract, good digestion, and immune modulation.
The lignans (chia and flax) in Gentle Fibers are naturally occurring phytoestrogens that exhibit antioxidant activity and support healthy cell replication and cardiovascular function.
Gentle Fibers also provides the essential Omega-3 fatty acids, which play important roles in cardiovascular and immune health.
Some supplements are suitable for both men and women of all ages as well as children. But other supplements are specifically targeted to the aging woman or man. Another supplement is especially suitable for athletes, regardless of gender.
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Can artificial sweeteners harm gut health and make you gain weight?Early September we published an overview of various natural and artificial sweeteners that are currently available and possible avantages or disadvantages associated to them.
Until very recently the clear-cut explanation of all official governmental dietary agencies as well as most mainstream dieticians was that artificial sweeteners are harmless and not a single iota of proof was available to the contrary.
Even your humble writer still believed sweeteners are relatively harmless as by definition, rats and mice aren't human so evidence about harmfulness for those laboratory animals doesn't prove too much.
However, over time more and more evidence has come up that artificial sweeteners are truly not as good for your waistline as you think they are, in ways that wasn't looked at before. Our gut microbes, which have a bigger influence on your weight and insulin sensitivity than we realize, are negatively inflenced by the artificial sweeteners we ingest.
Artificial or natural sweeteners: which one is the best choice?
For several decadese, there's a disturbing trend in which the majority of the population has gained weight as a result of overeating and/or underexercising.
Most experts agree on how a big part of the over consumption is caused by ever larger portion sizes of junkfood. Junkfood is very cheap to make, as it can be stored for such a long period of time and lacks in the most expensive macro nutrient: protein. It also has virtually zero micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals and most of all, the precious antioxidants we derive from vegetables and fruits.
An ongoing discussion is how to stimulate lower calorie intake as well as making exercise more attractive.
Do we guide the general public by offering colour codes, in which green colour signifies the 'right' choice and a red colour the 'wrong' one, whatever the guidance may be. Don't get me started either on fake margarine being promoted and real butter and coconut oil being damned as 'evil saturated fats'.
Or do we punish the industry by banning over-sized junkfood? It isn't even so long ago when the standard sized bottle of lemonade was 'only' 1 litre or less! Now 2 litres is quickly becoming the norm.
A few weeks ago the Dutch government published her decision to stimulate the choice for lower- and zero calorie drinks by lowering the taxation on mineral water as well as that of artificially sweetened soft drinks.
In the light of the upcoming 50% increase of taxation on all foods from 6% to 9% as of January 1, 2019, the majority of people was outraged!
How is it possible outright beneficial health foods such as vegetables and fruits aren't subsidized and get 0% taxation?
A lot of people stipulated how artificial sweeteners are not good for your health, while others reassuringly sussed these complaints, stating that e.g. aspartame has been researched for decades and barely any negative side-effects have been reported.
Hence why we are on a quest to find out more about low-glycemic low-caloric sweeteners. Are they good substitutes for real sugar?
What foods deserve the name 'superfoods' and why?Many different foods have been touted as superfoods over the past few decades and undoubtedly many more will come.
Why are we all so focussed on superfoods? Secretly, we all hope for the miracle natural 'drug' to cure or prevent heart diseases and other degenerative diseases, especially when it can compensate for other bad habits, such as smoking, drinking too much alcohol, not sleeping enough and moving too little.
In order to do away with the hype of it all, we at Pasio decided to get rid of the category of 'superfoods' and merge all edible products (fats, proteins and superfoods) into one major category called 'nutrition'.
While there is no official legal definition of superfoods, this doesn't mean there isn't a scientific basis for calling a food “super.”
According to nutritionists, a superfood is the type of fruit and veggies that packs a lot of micronutrients into each calorie and is linked with a reduced risk of chronic disease. Studies also suggest that people who eat more of them tend to be thinner and live longer than those who rarely or never eat them.
However, what type of micronutrients these are , is up for debate.
How to make a habit out of good intentions
Sometimes you stumble on articles, that are too good to pass up on. For those who have started the year with good intentions, we are sharing an article on how to make a habit out of good intentions. It's written by a guy who changed his habits after he became a father and wanted to be a good parent by setting an example.
“Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.”
You probably agree with that statement.
But, for you (and everyone else) the problem is that good habits are hard to form and bad habits are easy to keep.
It is certainly true for me. Like most of us, I meant to start exercising for about six years after I started my career.
But it never happened. I’d do it for two or three weeks here and there, but nothing that ever stuck.
Then, all of a sudden, it did.
And it did because something changed for me. I had a son that was old enough to mimic me and that I wanted to be able to keep up with for the next twenty years. That scared me straight essentially.
In a number of areas in my life, including fitness, I realized he was going to base a significant portion of his view of how to live life and what habits were important off of what he watched me do.
So I stopped acting like I was going start exercising and I actually did it.
To create my new habit, I used a combination of the techniques below. You can use them to firm up your new habit and get your good habit quotient up.
How reliable is the Glycemic index?Almost everyone who's ever started a diet in the past decade, will have heard about the glycemic index (GI) and have been advised to eat predominantly foods that have a lower glycemic response, that is, foods that will not increase blood sugar level so much.
A high blood sugar level is closely associated with health problems such as diabetes and obesity, and it's easy to measure using a continuous glucose monitor.
A standard developed decades ago, called the glycemic index (GI), is used to rank foods based on how they affect blood sugar level and is a factor used by doctors and nutritionists to develop healthy diets. However, this system was based on studies that average how small groups of people responded to various foods.
This method of the glycemic index (GI) was developed at the University of Sydney where the glycemic response to foods were compared with those of glucose after an overnight fast.
The emphasis on the glycemic index led to an oversimplification of food items as being 'good' or 'wrong' based on their GI-ratings. It can even falsely portray unhealthy foods as “safe.”
Frequently agave syrup and coconut sugar are being advertised as “healthy” because of their low glycemic indexes, yet they lack nutrients such as fiber and vitamins and are nothing but 'empty sugar'.
A bigger problem with the glycemic index is that glycemic responses to foods are highly individual.
While the University of Sidney did their research on just 10 persons, a study with no less than 800 healthy and pre-diabetic volunteers, whose blood glucose levels were monitored every five minutes for a prolonged period of time, a startling difference between individual response on specific foods were shown.
Be kind to your bowels!Probiotics or beneficial bacteria are important for good digestive health. In order to keep these same bacteria happy and thriving, they need to be fed PRE-biotics, in other words, fiber!
Fiber is the undigestable part of vegetable foods. The most common source of fiber are beans and legumes, onions and garlic, cabbage, unpeeled potatoes as well as fruits such as raisins, figs, prunes, berries and (unripe) bananas.
Why flax seed should be part of every woman's dietWhenever women enter menopause, they will get an imbalance between estrogens and progesterone, which at its best will make them feel 'uneasy' but at its worst can cause severe health problems.
Along with soy, lignans are among the often recommended natural substances for aging women. But what are exactly lignans?
Stir 2 tablespoons vigorously into a full glass of water or juice until dispersed completely. If allowed to stand, the drink mix will thicken. Drink with plenty of water.
To best increase the intestinal friendly flora, take Gentle Fibers with Jarro-Dophilus or bifidus Balance.
NOTE: Packaged with desiccant. DO NOT eat or swallow the desiccant.
Do not use Gentle Fiber within one hour of taking multi-vitamin/mineral supplements or medications.
contains per daily serving (15,5g or 2 tablespoons)/per 100g
nutritional value 30kcal / 195kcal
fat 2g / 13g
- as saturated fat 0g
carbohydrates 9.5g /61g
- as dietary fiber 9g (36% RDI) / 58g (232% RDI)
-- as soluble fiber 3g / 19g
-- as insoluble fiber 6g /39g
- as sugar 0g
protein 2.3g /15g
vitamin A : <2% of RDI / <10% RDI
vitamin C : <2% of RDI/ <10% RDI
calcium : 7% of RDI/45% RDI
iron: <2% of RDI/ <10% RDI
RDI = Recommended Daily Intake
active ingredients (flaxseed meal, defatted chia bran, orange pulp and peel, Arabic gum, inulin-FOS)
to maintain freshness, product should be kept refrigerated (4-7°C) after opening
keep out of reach of young children
individuals that are allergic to citrus should not use this product
contains orange peel
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans