Monday, December 23, 2013
Yesterday I posted a question to the message boards about using fiber supplements for better regularity. (The gluten free diet is well known for being too low in fiber.) Much earlier this year my doctor suggested I take them. She didn't even mention diet, so I tried to increase my fiber intake through what I ate. I was mildly successful, but the issues I was having still persisted.
I started thinking about fiber supplements again, but they make me nervous. No brand seems like a good option. So I asked for people's thoughts on them.
As I read through the responses, I decided that I would try a hybrid: use ground flax seed and finally try chia seeds in food -- sort of like a supplement but with actual food. That makes sense to me. When I went on that yoga/fitness retreat, one of my classmates would put some chia seeds with liquid and slowly drink it throughout the day. One tablespoon of chia seeds has 5 grams of fiber.
Do you use chia? Tell me about it!