Metamucil, the fiber “regularity” product for older folks has developed ads for the young, nut-and-berry set. “Drop Dead Gorgeous Guts” the ad headline reads next to a pretty model moving into a yoga “plow” position.

Issues of these ads and potential eating disorder-related concerns aside, Metamucil is okay, but not necessary for everyone. I keep a discreet mini food grinder on our kitchen counter for the express purpose of grinding flax seed every morning to either sprinkle on food, or eat as a cereal with rice milk, soy milk, or milk of the conventional cow kind. Great fiber. Plus you get your Omega-threes. Flax seed, whole or pre-ground, is now available at all health food stores. Be sure to refrigerate it.

What’s your fiber of choice?

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