Too many Americans view all carbohydrates as "bad'. As a result, most Americans only get about half the recommended amount of dietary fiber. The problem is so acute that the USDA considers dietary fiber a "nutrient of public health concern" because low intakes are associated with potential health risks.
Toasted Honey Almond Tandem Bars contain all three vital types of dietary fiber: soluble fiber for heart health, insoluble fiber for digestive health and prebiotic fiber for gut health.
A single Tandem Bar contains 11g of dietary fiber- enough to increase dietary fiber intake by 40% of the recommended Daily Value.
Tandem co-founder, former tech CEO and nonprofit leader Tony DiStefano reduced his bad (LDL) cholesterol by 33% in three months after adopting a high soluble fiber/ low saturated fat diet. Inspired by his results, Tony and his wife Susan worked with a team of experts in the fields of food science, nutrition and product development to perfect the recipe for Toasted Honey Almond Tandem Bars.
His actual blood test results, before and after adopting a high fiber diet, are below.
1. Soluble Fiber for Heart Health
There's significant scientific research linking Soluble Fiber to reductions in LDL cholesterol (Learn more in our Health FAQs). According to the Mayo Clinic: "Soluble Fiber dissolves in water to form a gel-like material. It can help lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels."
2. Insoluble Fiber for Digestion and Regularity
The Mayo Clinic further states that "Insoluble Fiber promotes the movement of material through your digestive system and increases stool bulk."
3. Prebiotics for a Healthy Microbiome
Prebiotic dietary fibers support your gut's microbiome in many ways. In their 2018 paper “Health Effects and Sources of Prebiotic Dietary Fiber”* the authors summarized the “eight most prominent health benefits of prebiotic dietary fibers”. The principal benefits of prebiotics are:
- Supporting a healthy immune system
- Reducing the risks and effects of certain inflammatory diseases and conditions (including allergies and irritable bowel syndrome)
- Reducing the risk of pathogens (such as E coli) in the gastro-intestinal tract
- Supporting proper mineral absorption thereby reducing the risk of osteoporosis
- Promoting satiety and weight loss
See our Health FAQs for more information about the health benefits of Soluble Fiber, Insoluble Fiber and Prebiotics
Like what you see? Shop Now
*"Health Effects and Sources of Prebiotic Dietary Fiber", JL Carlson, JM Erickson, BB Lloyd, JL Slavin Current Developments in Nutrition, January 2018