We just recently compiled and reviewed research on the benefits of dietary fiber and our findings conclude that dietary fiber can play an active role in lowering cholesterol and help with weight control (To view research article click here).
According to The Mayo Clinic, women should try to eat at least 21 to 25 grams of fiber a day, while men should aim for 30 to 38 grams a day. There is a great comprehensive chart (linked here) that shows the amount of fiber per serving that different foods give. In general, legumes, fruits, vegetables, and grains add fiber to a daily diet.
GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR FOOD
Baobab, a nutrient dense prebiotic superfruit, is packed with both Soluble and Insoluble fiber and can deliver remarkable digestive benefits. 2 Tablespoons of Baobab Superfuit Powder has 4 grams of dietary fiber, half being Soluble and half being Insoluble.
The prebiotic soluble fiber found in Baobab creates a nurturing environment for healthy, probiotic bacteria in the intestinal tract. Here’s is how it works:
- In the digestive track, Baobab ferments and creates an environment conducive to thriving probiotic micro-organisms.
In a healthy gut where beneficial flora thrive, mineral and vitamin absorption are enhanced.
Insoluble fiber slows digestion, increasing the time that nutrition may be absorbed.
Baobab’s excellent vitamin and mineral content is rendered all the more effective due to these digestive benefits! No other superfruit offers these added digestive benefits to this degree.
OFFERING DIETARY FIBER AND MORE
Integrating 2 Tablespoons of Baobab Powder into your diet offers 16% of the daily dietary fiber recommended. This is very good news indeed, but there is more.
Mixing the PREbiotic soluble fiber with PRObiotics can enhance the beneficial organisims’ effects by virtue of the hospitable intestinal conditions created by the PREbiotic pectin in Baobab. This symbiosis further intestifies Baobab’s superior nutrition!
Integrating Baobab into your daily diet is easy, delicious and fun! The following is a list of suggestions:
Add 2 Tablespoons to a glass of water. Shake, shake shake!
Add 2 Tablespoons to a smoothy. Blend, blend, blend!
Add a few Tablespoons to you favorite sauce. Stir, stir, stir!
Add to yogurt. Keep stirring!
Sprinkle on cereal. Sprinkle, sprinkle!
- Add to your baking mix. Mix, mix mix!
Baobab is a great thickener as well, adding a lovely, smooth texture to these recipes, which are only the beginning of the possibilities for using this versatile whole food.