Last week I received 2 single servings of Benefiber in the mail. They are sugar free and contain 0.12 ounces (3.5 g) in each serving. These individual packets are the same green and yellow color as the 7.2 ounce, and larger size canisters. It states on the packet that it is non-thickening powder, 100% natural fiber supplement, and dissolves completely in beverages and soft foods.
This is a huge plus from the old days when fiber was thick, gritty, and you were very limited as to what you put it in. I always remember taking it in plain water.
It can still be added to water, but also cereal, coffee, and yogurt. This is great for me because I normally have cereal for breakfast with my decaffeinated coffee. I can mix it with either of these, and there is no taste, whatsoever, from the Benefiber. I just enjoy my breakfast as normal. I checked out their website and it can be added to puddings, milk, pasta sauce, gelatin, and the list goes on. They even have recipes on their website too.
So why do I need Benefiber? There are the days when I don’t get enough salad, fruits, and vegetables. I really do try to cook as often as possible, but on occasions I will put a frozen pizza in the oven, or cook spaghetti and meatballs. I really hate that feeling when I am bloated, and nothing happens.
The American Dietetic Association recommends between twenty five and thirty five grams of fiber per day. On a good day I can achieve this, especially if I go to an all you can eat buffet. I will take a plate of salad, a plate of vegetables, and a plate of fruit. This will more than cover my needs.
One serving of Benfiber equals 3 grams of dietary fiber, so on a bad day, I can either have my Benefiber in the morning, or later in the day.
Sometimes when I am siting watching television, my stomach feels swollen, and so I get up and make a cup of decaffeinated coffee, and add an individual serving of Benefiber to it. I know that after my coffee, the following morning, I should be able to go to the toilet.
This is great when we go on vacation. Instead of taking a big cannister, or even putting some into a sealed container, I can just throw half a dozen individual packets into my bag. If we are in a restaurant, or fast food place, I tear the end of the tube and tip it into my beverage. Please note this is not suitable for fizzy drinks.
One 0.12 ounce (3.9 g) package is 12% of the daily fiber recommended for a 2,000 calorie diet. It is suggested that adults shouldn’t exceed 3 packages, which is 6 teaspoonfuls, of Benefiber in a one day period.
On the back of the card, that came with my free samples, is a recipe for Frosty Fruit Smoothie. If you go to www.benefiber.com there are lots of different recipes to try, and they all contain, you guessed it, Benefiber.
This is a product that really works great, is natural, and you don’t have to go to the pharmacy, look for, or ask embarrassing questions. This is a keeper for me. The cheapest price I found for an 8 pack of individually wrapped Benefiber is $3.49.