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Are you eating enough fiber? Fiber One products available at Target #FiberOne

The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.

Fiber! We see the labels all over the grocery store-“Get your daily fiber”, “Beneficial Fiber..” Do you truly comprehend the importance of Fiber? Do you know the real benefits of fiber? How much fiber should you get a day? Let’s sum that all up briefly below before getting to some Fiber One products that you can choose from at your local Target.
Why take Fiber?

I will narrow it down to 2 main reasons why you need fiber. First-it is a great constipation relief because fiber can hold large amounts of water in your bowels making your stools softer so they are easier to pass. You will not get instant relief, but keeping high fiber foods around and drinking plenty of water in these troubled times will get you relief started within hours.
The second benefit of fiber is that it is a great weight loss aid. Fiber is a carbohydrate that your body cannot break down so you don’t get those calories within which in turn lowers your calorie count. Another way it is an assistant is that foods with higher fiber counts contain more bulk in those fiber ingredients which helps to curb your appetite. Eating a bar full of fiber with 90 calories will not all absorb. Eating a bar full of sugar (another carbohydrate easily broken down) will guarantee those full 90 calories digested. More fiber vs. more sugar means less calories taken in.
How much fiber should I take and at what times of day?

The amount of fiber you need depends on your calorie intake for the day. For every 1,000 calories of food, the USDA recommends 14 grams of fiber. 
Fiber One Options available at your local Target store

Find Fiber One Meal Bars 10 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber. Found i the protein section with the other nutritional bars

Fiber One Streusel  20% daily value of fiber*, 150 calories per bar, and 12 grams whole grain. Brown sugar and oats top a fruit filling.

Fiber One Cookie  20% of your Daily Value of Fiber and is individually packaged for easy on-the-go convenience. Available in chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.

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