Benefits of Fiber
Fiber is all too often overlooked! Health fanatics talk a lot about the other popular macronutrients such as protein, fat, and carbohydrates and how important they are as healthy staples in the diet. But what about fiber?
Fiber should be considered just as important as the rest of them. And if you struggle with eating your greens, getting fiber from whole grains is just as good, if not the next best thing.
Not only is fiber shown to help regulate blood sugars, cut down inflammation, and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, it’s also a prebiotic! To boost gut health, any probiotics you take also need prebiotics to feed on and to colonize your digestive tract.
Fiber is the ultimate prebiotic. When fiber-rich flour is made into sourdough, this adds probiotic properties with beneficial bacteria, transforming the bread into one of the most whole and complete plant-based gut health foods.
When fiber is part of a whole grain flour, it also joins powers with its complex carbohydrate properties— slowing down blood sugar spikes and making the carbohydrates you consume healthy sources of energy and vitality instead (rather than unhealthy sources of inflammation and disease)!
Not to mention: fiber reduces your chances of developing gastrointestinal disorders like IBS and others. It promotes regularity in the healthy and can be an important whole food for supporting and improving digestive symptoms and conditions like Crohn’s, colitis (especially with spelt-sourced fiber), and more.
Pack in your fiber with these fiber-rich new bread additions coming soon to Natureland: Rye, Sunflower, Spelt, Pumpernickel, and Protein breads! All ingredients and fiber in these delicious baked goods are locally sourced, right from the region of the production facility, and certified organic.