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Move More Month: How Fiber Fuels Your Body

April marks Move More Month, an initiative spearheaded by the American Heart Association to encourage healthier living through increased physical activity. This month serves as a perfect reminder to reevaluate not only our exercise routines but also the nutritional choices that fuel our bodies. 

This month, we are focused on finding fun and sustainable ways to get moving, whether by incorporating more daily steps or trying new workouts.

Fueling Movement with Fiber

As we set our fitness goals for the season ahead, let's not forget the fuel that powers your engine—prebiotic fiber.

While fiber is well-known for its digestive benefits, its role doesn't stop there. It’s also crucial in maintaining stable energy levels, which is essential for an active lifestyle. 

Why Fiber?

Fiber does WAY more than keep us regular; it is a superhero nutrient that supports optimal health for busy lifestyles. Here are just a few reasons why!

Optimized Nutrient Absorption

A healthy gut is crucial for optimal nutrient absorption, which is essential for converting the foods we eat into usable energy. 

A balanced gut microbiome, supported by a high-fiber diet, enhances the body's ability to break down food and efficiently absorb nutrients like vitamins, minerals, proteins, and carbohydrates. 

This means you can wave goodbye to those mid-afternoon crashes and maintain steady energy throughout the day. Efficient digestion and nutrient uptake not only fuel our metabolic processes but ensure that energy release is steady, helping us achieve peak performance whether we’re at the gym or simply going about our daily tasks.

Reduced Inflammation

Did you know that a healthy gut also plays a critical role in managing and reducing inflammation throughout the body? 

Chronic inflammation can drain the body's energy resources, leading to fatigue and decreased stamina. By maintaining a balanced gut microbiome with the help of fiber, we support our body’s natural defenses against inflammation and bolster our energy production. 

This connection means that a fiber-rich lifestyle enhances gut health and empowers your body to stay energized and ready to tackle any challenge. 💪

Balanced Blood Sugar Levels

Balanced blood sugar levels are key to feeling energized and focused all day long. 

Fiber helps achieve this balance by slowing the digestion of sugars and carbohydrates, which in turn maintains a steady release of glucose into the bloodstream. 

This steady release helps prevent the sharp spikes and drops in blood sugar that often lead to energy slumps and fatigue. Maintaining balanced blood sugar levels is vital for sustaining balanced energy levels.

just better.® Prebiotic Fiber: Your Fitness Partner

At JUST BETTER BRANDS, we believe that whole, unprocessed foods are the best sources of fiber—and we also understand that isn’t always convenient. 

Adding just better.® Prebiotic Fiber is a simple, effective way to complement your active lifestyle. Made from non-GMO soluble corn fiber, just better.® is flavorless and dissolves completely in any food or drink without changing texture or causing discomfort or embarrassing side effects like gas or bloating. 

Practical Tips for Fueling With Fiber 

Adults should get about 30 grams of fiber each day, yet most Americans (97%) only manage to eat 5 to 10 grams, so we’ve simplified fueling with fiber!  

Here’s how to seamlessly increase your daily fiber intake:

Start Your Day Right

Stir 1-2 Tbsp(s) of just better.® Prebiotic Fiber into your morning brew, smoothie, oatmeal, cereal, or yogurt to kickstart your day with a fiber boost. This helps support a slow and steady release of glucose, which maintains your energy levels throughout the morning.

Smart Snacking

Upgrade your snacks with a fiber boost by adding just better.® to your afternoon tea or dips and spreads for veggie sticks. This not only increases your fiber intake but also helps keep you feeling fuller for longer and your energy levels consistent, which is crucial between meals.

Fiber-Rich Meals

Add just better.® Prebiotic Fiber into your everyday cooking by mixing it into soups, sauces, or even your baking recipes. It’s a simple method to fiber up without altering the taste or texture of your favorite dishes.

Stay Hydrated with Fiber

Add just better.® to your water bottle and other beverages to hydrate and fuel your body with fiber simultaneously. It’s an effortless way to get more fiber into your routine. 

A Call to Move More 

This Move More Month, let’s not just focus on moving more but also on being smarter about how we fuel our bodies. 

Fiber’s role in enhancing gut health, reducing inflammation, and balancing blood sugar levels makes it your perfect companion in your journey towards a healthier, more active life. So, as you set your fitness goals this season, remember to fuel up with fiber and make every step count!

Embrace the transformative power of just better.® Prebiotic Fiber to help you stay active, vibrant, and energized throughout the day. Here’s to moving more and living just better.®! 💪 

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