Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fiber Choice

Long ago, Chuck's doctor tried unsuccessfully to convince him that a fiber regimen would help ease his, er, um, stomach discomfort. I tried, too, as shown in a post one Saturday morning. The dialogue went something like this.

"Here, dear, I found a jar of Metamucil for you."
"I'm not ready."
"Not ready?"
"I like my Saturn. I don't want to drive a Buick yet."
"I took it years ago when I was pregnant with Amigo."
"And look what you drive now!"

My minivan -- he'd dissed my minivan! The minivan that took us on more than a few vacations, moved La Petite to and from college, brings big batches of yard waste to the brush dump every summer, took my carpool to graduate classes for two years, and more
!
Well, now that we're both 50, fiber isn't such a taboo topic. Whether Chuck knows it or not, I sneak wheat germ or flaxseed into a lot of the food I serve. Both of us eat vegetables regularly, but I'm the only one that nibbles on fruit. MomCentral offered a chance to try Fiber Choice, I decided to participate, whether Chuck does or not.

Here are a few basic facts about Fiber Choice products.
  • Fiber Choice supplements are prebiotics, which nourish the probiotics, or "good bacteria" that live naturally in the digestive system.
  • Probiotics help maintain the balance between the good bacteria and the bad, keeping the body systems functioning well.
  • Fiber Choice comes in packages of 10, 90, and 220 with prices ranging from $2.49 to $19.99.
  • Available flavors include orange, pomegranate, assorted berries, and a sugar free assorted fruit mix. Chuck likes pomegranate: maybe he'll try it.
  • I like the assorted berries flavor.
  • Fiber Choice is available at local pharmacies and many times in the health aisles of the grocery stores.
  • You can follow @FiberChoice on Twitter.
Fiber Choice is an easy and even tasty way to work more fiber into a diet. And that minivan? It's still in the garage, still my main vehicle. So there.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of FiberChoice and received a coupon to facilitate my review and a gift code to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Ah, it's incredible how a little fiber can help a LOT.

1/27/2011 1:25 PM  
Blogger Earth Muffin said...

I'm not even 40 yet, but I have to take a fiber supplement! (And I drive a Kia, in case Chuck was curious.) I didn't like the Benefiber powder stuff. I'm taking some kind of fruit chew, looks kind of like a gum drop without the sugar coating. I thought it was a Fiber Choice product, but I don't see it on their website. Anyway, I like them and they are very helpful for my er, um, stomach issues!

1/27/2011 2:50 PM  

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