In the eighties, the importance of fiber garnered a lot of public attention in Florida. Bran appeared in cereals, muffins, and cookies, and whole wheat bread sales skyrocketed. You don’t hear much about fiber these days, but wise Punta Gorda parents still serve high-fiber meals and snacks daily.
We all know that fiber is important for healthy bowel function, but this is not its only benefit. SW Florida people who eat a high-fiber diet keep their cholesterol numbers in check. Numerous studies have shown a relationship between fiber intake and LDL levels.
Punta Gorda children fed diets rich in fiber are more likely to maintain a healthy weight. Fiber-filled meals have lower calorie-volume ratios. Fiber is also important for blood sugar, as it can slow the rate of blood sugar absorption.
Do your SW Florida children get enough fiber? School lunches rarely feature whole wheat breads and most kid-friendly snacks have too little fiber and too many empty calories.
Though it takes a little extra effort to locate fiber rich foods in many SW Florida grocery stores, everyone in the family will benefit from increasing their fiber intake.
XO has several high fiber products that kids love. The XO X Protein Meal Shake has 21 grams of fiber per meal replacement shake. XO Activ provides 28% of the daily recommended value for dietary fiber. XO healthy snacks and beverages are a great way to help your kids stay healthy.
Children’s Health Advocate Lynette Henk
941-216-5727 [email protected]
High-Antioxidant Protein Meal Replacement
XO Power Squares