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Be Sure You're Getting Enough Fibre
Member Name: CheekyCharlie08
Advantages: Helps you go to the toilet regular; Doesn't spoil the taste of water or fruit juice; Easy to mix in
Disadvantages: Changes the taste of coffee a bit
I went to a free health check up a few weeks ago and it was dead interesting, one of the people I had to see was a woman who would look at a list of what I'd eaten and drunk for the past 2 weeks and tell me what changes I could make. Apart from the usual advice of cutting down on sugar, fizzy pop and stuff she also said I could do with eating slightly more fibre.
I eat quite a lot of fruit and veg and get my 5 a day in most days so I didn't know how to add MORE, she said to try a fibre supplement and recommended Fibersure because it's one of the easiest to use and most effective after you've used it for a bit.
The first shocker was the price, my tub has got up to 34 doses in it and that cost £8.00 in the chemist by me! That's about a months worth so I decided to buy it anyway and if it made me feel better then I'd carry it on but if I couldn't see a difference then I wouldn't bother again for that price.
It's a fine white powder that you either add to drinks or baking, you start off taking 1 teaspoon a day and then work up to 3 teaspoons. You should build it up because if you start on 3 teaspoons straight away then you're likely to give yourself the runs and an upset stomach.
It says on the tub that Fibersure is tasteless and it is most of the time, I can taste a difference in coffee but if I stir a spoon of it into fruit juice or water than the difference in taste isn't all that noticable. It's one of them things that you get used to quick anyway and once you get into the habit of using it then you won't notice the taste because it's so small.
The powder stirs in easy and it doesn't matter if you're using it in a hot or cold drink. Obviously it's loads quicker in a hot drink because the powder starts dissolving as soon as you put it in, but in a cold drink it only takes a few stirs for the powder to mix in so you're definately not going to be standing there stirring for half an hour before your drink is ready!
I noticed for the first few days after I started taking Fibersure that I had some stomach aches, nothing major just a few cramps that was like mild period pains. I got a bit bloated as well but that died off after a couple of days, it didn't take me long to get used to taking it and it didn't have me rushing to the toilet or anything like that.
One benefit is that I know now that I'm having enough fibre and there's no guesswork about it. I've still been eating the same amount of fruit and veg as always but have got into the habit of adding this to a drink in the morning and another one in the afternoon. The main difference is that I'm going to the toilet more regular, I've never had constipation but didn't used to GO (hahaha!) everyday and now I do! Not going into anymore detail than that but at least you can be sure that it works!
I haven't tried adding it to baking because it's like genetically modifying the cakes I make and I think it's up to people themselves if they want to have more fibre, not have it litrally shoved down their throats in a home made cake!
Recommended...... expensive but worth a try, especially if you think you need more fibre in your diet!!!
Summary: A Good Way To Make Sure You're Getting All The Fibre You Need