6 Reasons you Need Fiber

We all hear how we need to increase fiber in our diet. You may think I get enough fiber and I don’t need to add any to my diet. Well,  I am here to inform you of the benefits of fiber and why you should add it to your diet.

THE BENEFITS:

  1. Lower your LDL [bad cholesterol]
  2. Remove Toxins
  3. Promote a healthy digestive system
  4. promote a healthy immune system
  5. Prevent Heart Disease
  6. Regulate Blood Sugar

How does fiber do all of what you have mentioned?  Well, there are two types of fiber Soluble and Insoluble.

Soluble

Attracts water and turns to gel during digestion which slows digestion. Soluble fiber is found in

  • Oat Bran
  • Barley
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Beans
  • Lentils,
  • Peas, and some fruits and vegetables.

It is also found in psyllium, a common fiber supplement. but the effect on heart disease is not known.*

Soluble fiber benefits the following:

Helps control blood sugar levels

In people with diabetes, fiber — particularly soluble fiber — can slow the absorption of sugar and help improve blood sugar levels. A healthy diet that includes insoluble fiber may also reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Promotes a healthy digestive system

Adding bulk to your stool aids in food passing more quickly through your stomach and intestines

Lower your LDL

Some types of soluble fiber may help lower cholesterol

Insoluble

Found in foods such as wheat bran, vegetables, and whole grains.

Insoluble fiber benefits the following:

Promotes a healthy digestive system/Remove Toxins

It adds bulk to the stool preventing constipation and appears to help food pass more quickly through the stomach and intestines.  This is a gut-healthy fiber.

Weight-Loss 

Insoluble fiber gives you the feeling of fullness and helps you eat less. Certain fibers make you chew more and when you chew more your brain triggers the feeling of fullness.

So, now that you are armed with benefits and types of fiber, You may be wondering, how much should I be consuming.  According to the Institute of Medicine these are the recommended daily amount of fiber you should consume in your diet:

Gender Age 50 or younger Age 51 or older
Men 38 grams 30 grams
Women 25 grams 21 grams

I hope you found this information valuable and you are ready to make a transformation.  Sharing is caring, please share and comment.

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3 comments

David Parks December 29, 2015 at 3:08 am

Also what’s so great about this is, is that it’s a awesome way to lose weight. I love it!

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wanda February 23, 2016 at 11:34 pm

So true, many don’t realize that their digestive system play a full part of weightless. I hope you continue to enjoy other post on the site. To your wellness. Wanda

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Rhonda February 24, 2016 at 1:59 am

This information is very informative…. I really enjoy reading your blog

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