It's hardly a secret that high-protein, low-carb diets have taken the country by storm. You may even be one of the 32 million Americans on these diets that have turned the traditional food pyramid upside down.1 There's no question these diets aid in weight loss, but they are deficient in dietary fiber.2
The Food and Nutrition Board recommends that Americans consume 38 grams of dietary fiber per day for men and 25 grams per day for women. However, current typical fiber intake for the average American ranges from only 16 to 18 grams per day for men and 12 to 14 grams per day for women.3
What's more important is that people following high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets receive even less!4 But did you know that there is a way to get your fiber without adding carbs to your diet?
The Benefiber "Five Star Feast," a red carpet event hosted by one of America's most recognized television personalities, featured chefs to Hollywood's hottest stars cooking with a special ingredient — Benefiber Fiber Supplement!
Each chef, who collectively serve a celebrity clientele including Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox, to name a few, created their own recipe and demonstrated the versatility and convenience of cooking with Benefiber without altering the texture or taste of the food.
Following the cooking demonstration, event attendees enjoyed a Benefiber-enriched, four-course lunch while engaging in a question-and-answer session with Joan Lunden, the four chefs and nutritionist Dr. Joanne Slavin.
1. Harris Interactive QuickQuery; Fielding Period: August 21-25, 2003; Weighted To The U.S. Adult General Population — Propensity.
2. Anderson JW, Konz EC, Jenkins DJ. Health advantages and disadvantages of weight-reducing diets: a computer analysis and critical review. J Am Coll Nutr 2000
3. Institute of Medicine, Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes, Food and Nutrition Board. Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids (Macronutrients). September, 2002. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C.
4. Nutritional Program: "FoodWise" (menus on file).
*Not recommended for carbonated beverages.