Dietary fiber is needed to form the bulk that creates stools and it is an essential part of maintaining regular bowel movements. Fiber is the part of plants that is not digestible and contributes no additional calories. Current recommendations are for adults to consume 25-30g of fiber per day. TeeChia supplies 6g of fiber per 50g (1/3 cup) serving.
Fiber makes the digested food move more rapidly through the intestines towards elimination. Along the way, it has the ability to absorb cholesterol and thus is an essential part of a heart healthy diet. It also promotes stable blood sugar by slowing the absorption of carbohydrates. Thus a high fiber intake is highly recommended to help prevent the development of type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Fiber is also important to help prevent diverticulosis and colon, stomach and prostate cancer. Stools with a higher volume and softer composition are necessary for colon health as smaller, harder stools can increase the pressure within the colon and cause weak spots in the intestinal walls. Think of soft, bulky stools as the sweep your colon needs to eliminate everything along the way.
Soluble Fiber Soothes the Digestive Tract
TeeChia’s fiber composition has a very high percentage of soluble fiber coming from chia, flax, quinoa, pumpkin seeds and oats primarily. Soluble fiber has the ability to sooth the intestinal walls of the colon due to the hydrous gel it forms when soaked. It continues to absorb water and increase in bulk as it travels through the digestive tract. Soluble fiber produces soft stools that are easy to pass.
Soluble fiber helps correct symptoms of irritable or inflammatory bowel conditions. The muscles of the colon can grip the bulky gel, passing it along with peristaltic contractions, while absorbing water to prevent diarrhea and softening hard stools to prevent constipation. Eating foods high in soluble fiber is beneficial to anyone concerned about their colon health.
TeeChia has both soluble and insoluble fiber from the seeds and oats that helps to form a soft, bulky stool that is easy to pass. As we say, experiencing the beneficial effect that TeeChia has on digestion and elimination is the all the proof you need. Most people experience it the very next day, but we recommend eating TeeChia regularly for several days to get the full effect of its fiber on your bowel movements.
Eat Fiber Like Nature Created It
Both soluble and insoluble fiber are necessary for regular bowel movements and good colon health. In the effort to increase fiber content in high-fiber commercial cereals, insoluble fiber is added typically from bran. Bran is the hard outer kernel of grains that is removed when grains are refined. It is composed of insoluble fiber. Bran often tastes like bland and rough. It can feel uncomfortable upon elimination too. These high fiber cereals usually have over 90% insoluble fiber in them, which makes them tough on your intestines and your colon.
All of TeeChia’s ingredients have their natural soluble and insoluble fibers intact, without any stripping and reformulating of the fiber like you find in many commercial cereals. Even commercial cereals that fall under the category of “whole grain” can be highly processed to reconfigure the fiber to be more palatable and taste like refined grains. These cereals are elaborately engineered by food scientists for flavor and texture, but they may not have the best combination of soluble and insoluble fibers for your digestive tract.
The ideal cereal includes ingredients like oats, chia, flax and quinoa that have a high ratio of soluble fiber to insoluble fiber. With 6 grams of fiber per serving, TeeChia provides plenty of fiber even though it may not have as high a fiber quantity as a bran cereal. However, we think you’ll find that TeeChia’s fiber may be more beneficial for your colon health and more effective in helping you achieve daily bowel movements. Nature created high fiber seeds and oats to contain both soluble and insoluble fiber. TeeChia delivers fiber to you the way nature intended you to eat it!