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The Benefits of Fiber
As many of our loyal CandyCan family have pointed out, our low sugar gummy candy has fiber and quite a bit of it per bag. We thought it’d be important to give a bit of education on this vital macronutrient that only 5% of the entire US population gets enough of. So what’s the deal with fiber and why is it inside our nutritional candy?
Dietary fiber is found naturally in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Fiber can provide incredible health benefits, such as helping to maintain a healthy weight and possibly lowering risk of diabetes and heart disease. The more research scientists do on gut health, the more we’ve begun to understand that the gut acts almost as if it’s the human body’s second brain. To promote gut health is to promote overall health.
What exactly are the effects of fiber? Not to get too crude, but fiber helps you go “number two”. Dietary fiber increases the weight and size of your stool and softens it which in turn helps maintain bowel health. Fiber can also help lower cholesterol levels and studies have shown that high-fiber foods may have other heart-health benefits, such as reducing blood pressure and inflammation. Fiber can also help control blood sugar levels by slowing the absorption of sugar. Lastly, and most amazingly, fiber can help you live longer and studies have shown that increasing your dietary fiber intake is associated with a reduced risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. Now if all those above aren’t reasons to eat fiber then, we don’t know what is!
Inside our deliciously better-for-you healthy candy with a purpose, we use a combination of soluble corn fiber and pectin to provide you the best healthy gummy bears out there. Soluble corn fiber is a non-digestible carbohydrate that is a keto-friendly alternative to typical sugars and won’t spike your blood sugar. Pectin is a unique fiber found in the peels of fruits. including oranges, limes, and apples. As strong fiber options, both soluble corn fiber and pectin offer up all the same amazing benefits listed above.
So there you have it folks: not only does CandyCan's low sugar candy provide real tangible functional value, but our healthy gummies really are packed with Sweet Benefits. So go ahead, pick up a case of IMMUNITY gummies.