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Fiber is Sexy! May 16, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Health.

Dietitians often recommend eating snacks that are 100 calories or less as part of a healthy lifestyle, yet finding such snacks that are truly satisfying can be hard to do.

What comes to mind when you think of fiber? LightFull Foods, creators of the LightFull Satiety Smoothie, wants people to think “Fiber Is Sexy!” Why? Because getting the proper amount of fiber in your diet really does help you to feel and look your best. That’s because fiber helps to provide sustained energy, eliminates toxins from the body, aids digestion and may help to lower bad low density-lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.

Unfortunately the average American eats only half the recommended daily allowance of 24-30 grams of fiber each day. And while 65 percent of people try to eat foods that are high in fiber, 88 percent of people do not know the number of grams of fiber recommended per day for a healthy body, according to a recent survey conducted by the National Fiber Council.

Fiber + Protein = Satiety > The good news is more than 78 percent of the survey’s respondents recognize that fiber helps keep you feeling full and 72 percent know that fiber helps with weight management. In fact, fiber plays a big part in making the all-natural LightFull Satiety Smoothie so surprisingly-filling. Packed with five-six grams of fiber and six grams of protein, LightFull Satiety Smoothies keep people feeling full and satisfied for two-three hours on average, and for only 90 little calories! Satiety (rhymes with society) is being full to the state of satisfaction. While satiety-enhancing foods recently were cited by Datamonitor as a top 2007 food and beverage trend, dietitians have long recognized that foods high in fiber and protein provide more satiety for fewer calories. That’s because fiber and protein helps to slow digestion and prolong the release of the hormone that triggers the “I’m full” feeling in the brain.

Dietitians often recommend eating snacks that are 100 calories or less as part of a healthy lifestyle, yet finding such snacks that are truly satisfying can be hard to do, especially with the slew of 100-calorie portioned junk foods currently flooding supermarkets. With LightFull Satiety Smoothie, finding a delicious, convenient, nutritious and satisfying snack that’s 100 calories or less is no longer a challenge!

“In order for a snack to be filling and satisfying, as well as healthy, it’s important to look for foods that are relatively low in calories while high in fiber and protein,” says nutritionist Sophie Pachella, founder of Eatstrong, a New York City-based performance nutrition practice. “For only 90 calories, LightFull Satiety Smoothies fit the bill and are also all-natural and free from artificial sweeteners.”

Unique All-Natural, Low-Calorie Sweetener Blend > Part of what makes LightFull Satiety Smoothies so unique is that they are both low-calorie and all-natural. In fact, LightFull smoothies have less sugar than a glass of plain milk and are sweetened with a blend of erythritol, a low-glycemic sweetener that’s 70 percent as sweet as sugar, occurs naturally in many fruits and vegetables and has zero calories; a smidge of evaporated cane juice; and in LightFull’s fruit flavors, real fruit puree. LightFull Satiety Smoothies are also an excellent source of calcium, low-glycemic and gluten-free.

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