September 13, 2007

Measly Metamucil

I can't wrap my head around the logic behind Metamucil.

What's stumping me? The idea that someone would choose to swallow six pills to get a mere three grams of fiber.

That same amount of fiber can be found in:

1 medium apple
1/4 of a medium avocado
1/2 cup cooked broccoli

1/2 cup cooked winter squash

1/2 cup cooked corn

6 Triscuit crackers
1/4 cup kidney beans

3/4 cup oatmeal
1 medium pear

1/2 cup raspberries or blackberries
1 slice whole grain bread

Not only does food taste better than fiber pills, it also provides vitamins and minerals absent from tablets.

Choose food first!

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