When you think "Fiber" do you think about going to the bathroom? Yep, that's my initial impression too. Except, I never really thought much about fiber. I'm one of those people that loves to eat fruits and vegetables. Really!
**the secret** butter makes all veggies taste like heaven.
So, I guess I never really needed fiber - or extra fiber - in my diet. It's not that way for many Americans. I know children that had to have their bowel movements extracted at the doctor because their diets were so low in fiber. I have friends that spend hours on the toilet and every time they have to use the bathroom is painful and scary.
You never want that to be you. And it used to never be me...then somehow I became anemic. My life was scary and full of icky symptoms. So I had to start taking iron supplements. My anemia slowly improved, but increasing iron concentrations in my blood, did something very sad to my bathroom habits.
Suddenly, I was the girl in the bathroom for an hour. What!!!?? I wasn't prepared for it. It was actually kind of scary. Some of you may have experience with constipation but it was new for me. In either case, it's not a good way to live.
So I started looking for products to help with my new problem.
Finding a product to help was different than I expected. First of all, nobody is watching while you pick out fiber products in the store. The cashier doesn't care why your buying them, and they are all pretty easy to take. Except, I don't like any of the drinks and swallowing pills is hard for me.
So when I had the opportunity to join the FiberChoice 30-Day Get Picky Challenge and try one of the new FiberChoice chewable products, I jumped at the chance.
I was given the FiberChoice Fruity Bites to review. My first thoughts - Yay, chewable!! The product is super straight forward. I have been taking them for a few days and really like them. They are so easy to use and taste okay. I will write another article to chronicle my experience with the product in a few weeks.
Disclosure: I received complimentary product and compensation for my participation in the FiberChoice 30-Day Get Picky Challenge. All opinions expressed are my own and should not be deemed as medical advice.