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By ProSource Product Research Team | Jun 14, 2012
First Class Fiber Can Be the Secret Ingredient to a Better Physique
As an athlete dedicated to your diet, physique and exercise regimen, you certainly have spent a great deal of time and energy counting carbohydrates and protein. Amazing amounts of helpful information have come from science labs and athletes across the country telling us how much of these nutrients to eat. Every bodybuilder or physique athlete knows that consuming a diet which facilitates fat burning and increasing levels of leanness requires more than just the right balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat. One of these nutrients that can help you achieve those nutritional goals, while ripping up your physique, is dietary fiber. While dietary fiber is best known for its health effects (which are too great to pass over), the inclusion of high quality fiber throughout your diet can help your body to burn more fat and control your appetite as well as manage glucose and insulin levels.
Just so we’re clear, we’re not talking your grandma’s fiber supplement, we’re talking about a unique, high-end blend of fiber along with added protein. Dietary fiber comes in two forms, soluble and insoluble (Anderson, Baird et al. 2009). The soluble form dissolves in water and can bind to fat, which goes on to improve cholesterol and blood glucose levels while also removing fat from the digestive system. The insoluble form is not readily digested and as a result primarily adds bulk to the stool in your colon. If research holds true, you likely aren’t consuming enough fiber. The USDA recommends you to consume 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories you consume in your diet; the average American male should strive to consume around 36 grams of fiber each day (USDA 2005).