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Your complete Guide on Fiber: Recipes, Foods, Ideas


Are you eating fiber? What type of fiber?

Your body does not digest or absorb fiber, unlike sugar, fats, carbs, and proteins that are broken down by the body. So why do you need fiber?
One most important reason is for a proper bowel movement. In simple words, you need dietary fiber to keep your digestive system clean.

Now how does fiber help with a proper excretory system? Well, there are two types of fiber - soluble and insoluble.

Soluble fiber, including oat, bran, barley, absorbs water while passing through your digestive system. In doing so, it turns into a gel-like mush and easily slips out of your body. This means if you are suffering from frequent constipation, your body lacks adequate dietary fiber. So the first thing you need to do is - opt for the recommended intake of dietary fiber and include whole grains that are rich in fber in your diet.

Insoluble fiber, on the other hand, does not dissolve in water and passes out of your system as a waste product, helping you keep regular. Since it adds bulk to your bodily waste, insoluble fiber is critically important part of your dietary intake. This includes most fruits and vegetables. Apart from this, seeds, nuts are other forms of insoluble fiber or roughage.

Fiber helps with weight management, immunity booster, and mood enhancer. Not only this, it binds to cholesterol and helps in diabetes management, slowing down glucose release in the blood and preventing blood sugar spikes.

So many benefits and still the majority of the population suffers from health issues - constipation, diabetes, heart disease, and depression.
Reserach reveals that a fiber-rich diet enhances longevity and reduces the risk of heart ailments, cardiovascular problems, diabetes, obesity, and cancer.

Fiber Foods: How Does It Help

Despite loud cries about the benefits of fiber foods, less than 3 percent of Americans meet their recommended fiber intake. You are already aware of the numerous benefits of including fiber rich foods in your daily diet. Besides helping make your bowel efficient, a high-fiber diet can improve your blood glucose levels, reduce the risk of stroke, lower your waistline and weight, and prevent you from a range of cardiovascular problems.


Do you know how important dietary fiber is for your health? Do you know you should drink a good amount of water if you increase your intake of fiber? How much is too much? Get complete details and fiber-rich recipes here.

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Ways To Increase Fiber Foods in Your Diet

If you are interested to include more fiber in your diet, there are many ways of doing so. You will find many dietary fiber rich foods around that can help keep you regular, improve bowel-related problems, get things moving, promote heart health, and keep blood sugar under control.

The Institute of Medicine recommends 38 grams of dietary fiber for men and 25 grams for women below 50 years of age.


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