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Fiber for Your Future

October 2, 2018

FiberForYourFuture

A Key to Lifelong Wellness

It’s impossible to know how healthy a person is by looking at them. Qualities that typically signal a person’s health, like skin clarity or weight, can be misleading and say little about a person’s overall wellness or vitality. Some maladies like autoimmune disorders or digestive upset are invisible to the eye. As we age it’s easy to get hung up on the details of our changing appearance. Instead, focus on aspects of health and wellness that will have a noticeable effect on how you feel and that will help keep you healthy for years to come.

The benefits of a healthy diet are no secret. Avoiding processed foods is a commonly touted—and effective—way to keep your body functioning at an optimum level and maintain a healthy weight, no matter your age. Beyond this general recommendation, what comprises a “healthy diet?” This answer is different for everyone and changes throughout our lives. Everyone’s body and digestive system work differently. For example, food sensitivities and pre-existing conditions can require highly specialized diets.

But as people age, particularly as women age, their dietary needs change. As menopause approaches, women need more calcium, iron, and fiber to maintain healthy bones and immune systems. These nutrients, particularly fiber, may also help preserve brain function during this time.

Forming good eating habits early in life is essential to maintaining one’s health in later years. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables helps maintain optimum vitamin levels that support brain function and various bodily systems. Getting ample exercise and paying attention to your body’s changing needs is key to lifelong wellness. Of course, all of this is easier said than done.

Sometimes it’s difficult to get all the nutrients we need from food alone. So, when you can’t get all the fiber you need from fruits and vegetables alone, Fiber Choice® is an easy and delicious way to help close the fiber gap. Fiber Choice Bone Health + Calcium provides an extra vitamin boost, with half your recommended daily calcium. Learn more about how Fiber Choice can contribute to your health, no matter your age.