Our fabulous foods are designed to support digestive health with a plant powered 5-in-1 punch:
Fiber • Omega-3 Fatty Acids • Probiotics • Prebiotics • Antioxidants
When you eat them together these powerful substances work in synergy to support overall metabolic health1,2.
Our plant-powered 5-in-1 work together to support health
fiber2,3 feeds good probiotic microbes
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
omega-3 fatty acids support probiotic bacteria establishment in the gut 1,10
supports gut health4, helps break down fiber and prebiotics into healthy fatty acids1, works with omega-3 fatty acid to support a healthy immune function4, may increase bioavailability of the antioxidants in the gut12, works with omega-3 fatty acid to maintain a healthy gut barrier11
antioxidants support probiotic growth1
prebiotics stimulate growth of probiotics4
Why over think fiber? A single serving of our Simply Free Plant Powered Wellness Yogurt or Drink contains over half the fiber you need in one day!*
To get that much fiber you would have to eat 6 2-oz wheat bran muffins!
+ Insoluable Fiber
= Super Health Benefits!3
Soluable Fiber: Carbohydrates which dissolve in water to form gels. Soluble fibers are found in oats, fruits and vegetables. Soluble fiber slows down the absorption of foods which can stabilize blood sugar levels and keep you feeling full longer. Recent research also suggest that consumption of soluble fiber helps support the immune system4.
Insoluable Fiber: Plant cells that do not dissolve in water. Insoluble fibers are found in the seeds and skins of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. It adds bulk while sweeping out waste in the digestive tract. Insoluble fiber helps support regular bowel functioning.
Fiber feeds gut microbes while supporting gut function2
Your body cannot digest fiber (so it is calorie free) but your gut microorganisms love it. Fiber supports a healthy gut microbiome and protects colonic gastrointestinal health2.
More fiber in your diet also means your gut bacteria produce more butyrate, an anti-inflammatory fat. Butyrate helps maintain a healthy gut barrier function5. A healthy gut barrier keeps pathogens from entering the body through the gut lining.
ALA Supports Probiotic Establishment in the Gut10.
A single serving of Simply Free Plant Powered Wellness Yogurt or Drink contains 1200 mg of omega-3 fatty acids as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) while the Simple Free Dressing contains 1000 mg ALA. It is recommended that women consume 1100 mg and men consume 1600 mg ALA daily.
Omega-3 fatty acids are unsaturated fatty acids. Your body needs omega-3 fatty acids for growth and development but it can’t make them. It must get them in foods.
Our products contain ALA which is a type of omega-3 fatty acid found in plants. We get our ALA from healthy chia oil. ALA supports cardiovascular health and brain function. Omaga-3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory. Eating more omega-3 fatty acids supports metabolic health12,13.
Probiotics support gut health
Probiotics are live microorganisms that promote gut health and may have health benefits. Probiotics supports digestive health and the immune system4.
Prebiotics feed probiotics
Prebiotics are substances like fiber that feed the good bacteria in your microbiome to support digestive functioning.
Antioxidants help maintain gut microbe balance6
Dietary antioxidants help support intestinal health. Antioxidants maintain gut microbial balance by stimulating growth of beneficial bacteria and inhibiting harmful bacteria6.
Some scientists believe that antioxidants work synergistically with prebiotics and probiotics to maintain gut health1,2.
Antioxidants help reduce inflammation in the body by neutralizing harmful free radicals.
Copy by Susan M Fluegel, PHD Nutritional Biochemist. Knowledge gives you the power to make healthy choices. Food gives you the energy for life.