Dietary fibre is the part of a plant, which is not digested. It is found in cereals, fruits and vegetables. The main role of fibre is to keep the digestive system healthy.
There are two types of fibre:
The secret to getting enough fibre is to eat a well-balanced diet, which includes a variety of foods and boosting your fibre intake daily with 100% natural Benefiber®.
Fibre is important in maintaining digestive health. Diets high in fibre improve the health of the digestive system by adding bulk and attracting water. This allows the faeces to pass easily.
Did you know most Australians do not consume enough fibre? On average, most Australian adults only consume 50% of their recommended daily fibre intake. The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council refer to adequate intake (AI) of dietary fibre as:
|18+years||30 g/day||25 g/day|
|14-18years||28 g/day||22 g/day|
|9-13years||24 g/day||20 g/day|
|4-8years||18 g/day||18 g/day|
|1-3years||14 g/day||14 g/day|
Adapted from NHMRC 2006
Wheat Dextrin is a natural, soluble dietary fibre made from wheat. Benefiber® is 100% Wheat Dextrin.
Yes, you can safely use Benefiber® every day; simply follow the directions on the label.
Having a sufficient amount of fibre in your diet will help manage regularity in a natural way.
|12 years to Adult||
2 teaspoons twice daily
Can work up to a maximum of 8 tsp/day
|4 to 11 years||2 teaspoons once a day|
Stir 2 teaspoons of Benefiber® powder into at least ½ cup of any beverage or soft food (hot or cold). Stir well until dissolved. Not recommended for carbonated beverages. The recommended serving size (2 teaspoons) contains 3 g of soluble fibre.
A supplement should not replace a balanced diet. Even though you can have multiple servings of Benefiber® daily, use it to boost your fibre intake only. It is important to note, fibre intake should be increased slowly over a period of time. A sudden, large intake of dietary fibre can cause gas and abdominal pain.
Fibre adds bulk and attracts water, which allows faeces to pass easily.
Adding fibre to your diet does not have a laxative effect. The natural effects of fibre is like taking a vitamin, it may take several days to feel the benefits, and maximum effect is seen with everday use.
Because fibre absorbs water, you should increase your water intake. It is always a good idea to drink plenty of fluids, but no need to drink an excessive amount. Start by trying to drink an extra glass of water a day.
Benefiber® can be given to children 4 years and over. For children under 4, consult a healthcare professional.
Benefiber® is heat-stable. It will retain all its nutritional benefits after cooking.
Benefiber ® is a wheat product so it is not suited to people with a wheat allergy.
For pregnant and lactating women, fibre is an important component of a balanced diet. The Australia National Health and Medical Research Council recommend pregnant and lactating woman increase their adequate intake (AI) of dietary fibre to:
|Daily fibre intake|
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should talk to their healthcare professional about using Benefiber® to boost their fibre intake. The use of any supplements during pregnancy or breastfeeding is only recommended after consulting a healthcare professional.
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