If you’ve been following us for a while, you know that we promote the idea of natural detox - as in, we believe that the body already has a reliable system to eliminate toxins… and the best thing to do is support that system as much as possible (as opposed to “forcing things”).
That’s exactly why we created Pineapple Chia Cleanse, our best-selling product - to aid the body with natural detox, instead of “flushing” everything out (which can lead to mineral deficiencies).
But here's something to keep in mind: while supplementing fiber is a great idea, one mistake many people make is to rely on the supplement only, without making any other dietary changes.
To fully reap the benefits of fiber for weight loss, digestion and health goals, you need to understand how different types of fibers work together to “keep things moving” and eliminate toxins.
Fiber is generally categorized into:
Depending on whether or not it can be consumed by gut bacteria as fuel, fiber can also be categorized as fermentable and non-fermentable. Soluble fibers are generally fermentable.
Then, based on the source, fiber can be categorized as...
Let’s see how you can use this information to support your body’s natural detox system.
If you follow general advice - “Eat more fiber!” - you might end up relying on a bag of psyllium to detox, stimulate digestion, keep you full, and so on. If only it were that simple!
To help your body with detox, you need to consume different types of fiber from a variety of sources, including soluble and insoluble, fermentable and non-fermentable, dietary and supplemental.
So variety is the key here. Here’s an example of what this might look like in your day to day:
No, it doesn’t. There is no one supplement that can replace a healthy diet. While it will definitely help if you add it to a healthy lifestyle…there is no magic pill or powder that will magically make all your problems disappear overnight.
We hope this helps you find the right balance to achieve your health and weight goals!
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