Essential Minerals & Eating Right

Fiber as a general term refers to non-digestible plant material. The fiber found in foods we eat is called dietary fiber and is important for good health. The "types" of fiber you hear about are two types of dietary fiber: soluble and insoluble. Both soluble and insoluble fibers are undigested, and they are therefore not absorbed into the bloodstream as they pass through the digestive tract.

Fiber provides several important benefits, but in order to receive them all, you need to get enough of the two types of fiber that exist. Eating foods rich in fiber and essential minerals should be a daily, healthy habit for good digestive health. Food groups of fruits, vegetables and whole grains serve up plenty of fiber, so eat them in abundance. And getting in a routine of taking an everyday, like clockwork, natural dose of nutrients can be a very healthy habit. In addition to PlumSmart, fruits, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans and legumes are all good sources to help achieve the daily recommendation of 25 grams of dietary fiber. Dextrin is a soluble dietary fiber that is found in PlumSmart. The dextrin in PlumSmart is corn-based, so it's also gluten-free.

easy ways to get more fiber and essential minerals

Look for fruits that contribute fiber as ingredients in a meal, as well as snacks

  • Read the label when buying cereal and choose those that provide at least 2 grams of fiber per serving.
  • Try the rich, nutty flavor of short-grain brown rice (4 grams of fiber per cup)
  • Add vegetables to meals whenever you can: in soups, on pizza, in sandwiches, tossed with pasta.