FAQ: Fibre and Diabetes
- How does fibre help diabetics?
Fibre can slow the absorption of sugar, which for diabetics can help improve blood-sugar levels. Numerous studies have shown that increased fibre intake reduced the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Research in Germany has indicated that increasing the intake of fibre to 25 grams a day reduce the risk of developing diabetes by a quarter compared to taking 12 to 14 grams of fibre.
- How much fibre do I need to take a day?
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and Malaysian dietary Guideline recommends a daily fibre intake of 20-35g a day for adults. However, most Malaysians consume only 13 to 16g of fibre a day.
- How is Total Fibre™ different from other fibre supplement in the market?
- Total Fibre™ is formulated to resemble our normal fibre intake from food (with a combination of insoluble and soluble fibre).
- It contains 10g of fibre in one sachet which means you need only to take it once a day
- It reduced incidence of gas, bloating and flatulence that could be experienced by many fibre supplement that contains soluble fibre only
- Lastly, it taste good with natural orange flavor and it does not thicken.
- When should I take Total Fiber™?
You should take one sachet of Total Fiber™ 15 minutes before the biggest meal of the day. This helps to control blood sugar level post eating. You need only to take Total Fiber once a day.
Check out our Star Special - Body,Mind and Soul on 9 November 2010 “ Fibre-ful news for diabetes” for more details.