Boost your body to peak performance every day - with Metamucil!
Date: 21 Aug 2012
As Kiwis we are great at lots of things - DIY, designer fashion threads, distinctive melodies on summer road trips - but one thing we're not so good at is getting enough fibre in our daily diet. But don't despair - you don't have to load up on laxatives or laborious detox diets - with Metamucil, you can help your body run better and perform at its peak, for a healthy, happier you!
Metamucil is made from 100% natural Psyllium fibre, and when taken daily helps to improve your inner health in five important ways:
Cleanses your insides
Assists your body's natural toxin removal process
Helps you feel lighter
Helps you feel more active
Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels
Nutritionist Angela Berrill says fibre is an essential part of our diet, yet Kiwis aren't getting enough.
"Not only does fibre aid gut functioning, but it has also been shown to reduce the risk of a number of chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. Diets high in fibre are also usually lower in energy and help keep you feeling fuller, for longer," says Berrill.
According to Berrill, a recent report from the New Zealand Adult National Nutrition Survey (NNS) shows that Kiwi adults are not getting the fibre they need each day*.
Berrill attributes several possible reasons for this lack in our diet:
Choosing mostly refined (white) breads and cereals, which have most of the fibre removed, rather than whole grains
Not eating the recommended 5+ servings of fruit and vegetables each day
Food preparation and cooking techniques. Removing the skins from fruit and vegetables also removes part of the fibre content
In some cases, it may take an added supplement such as Metamucil to make sure you are getting the fibre you need in your diet.
Psyllium - the 100% natural fibre in Metamucil - works with your body's natural detox process to aid the removal of toxins from your digestive system and cleanse you from the inside out - so you can be at your best all day, every day!
For more than 70 years, Psyllium Husk has been the primary source of both soluble and insoluble fibre in Metamucil, also revered for its properties in both traditional and herbal medicines.
When taken as part of a low-fat balanced diet, the natural Psyllium fibre in Metamucil can help absorb the amount of blood cholesterol in your body, thereby helping you to maintain healthy cholesterol levels, leaving you feeling lighter and more active. Fibre is also a key component to maintaining every day and long-term digestive health.
Even better, it has been clinically proven and recognised by the FDA that a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet that includes the daily recommended 7g of soluble fibre from Psyllium Husk may lower cholesterol levels, which can contribute to a reduced risk of heart disease in later life.
The Metamucil range from Metamucil Smooth Orange 30 Doses (RRP $12.99), Natural Granular 336g (RRP $17.33), through to Metamucil Orange Smooth 673g (RRP $32.66), is available nationwide from major supermarkets and pharmacies.
For more information about fibre and the Metamucil range, visit www.metamucil.co.nz
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.