Monday, December 8, 2008

Gluten-Free Tip: FIBER

Many people with Celiac Disease find it helps to regularly take supplementary fiber like Metamucil, which is gluten-free in the powder and capsule forms (but NOT the wafers which contain wheat). The active ingredient in Metamucil is psyllium husk, which is a natural plant fiber that provides soluble fiber…a necessary ingredient (along with insoluble fiber) for healthy digestion. Some people take fiber supplements like Metamucil regularly (even daily) while others wait for flare-ups. Talk to your doctor if you think you might need a little extra fiber help.

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