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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- a dietary supplement is not a subsitute for a healthy diet ; do not exceed recommended dose
- if you have a medical condition, are pregnant, lactating or trying to conceive, are under age of 18, or are taking medications, consult your health care practitioner before using this product.
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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.
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.
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.
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