Fiber is the stuff that gives plants their very structure. It cannot
be digested, has few (if any calories) or nutrients, and is all to
often processed out of plant foods today.
There are two types of fiber insoluble and soluble.
Insoluble – Human enzymes cannot break down this type of fiber, so it is passed virtually undissolved through the intestines. Insoluble fiber does NOT lower cholesterol, but it IS IMPORTANT in keeping bowels healthy, preventing constipation and colon cancer. Whole wheat, wheat cereal, wheat bran, cabbage, beets, carrots, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and apple skin are high in this type of fiber.
Soluble – As part of a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, soluble fiber has been shown to help LOWER blood CHOLESTEROL. Foods high in soluble fiber include oat bran, oatmeal, dry beans and peas, rice bran, barley, citrus fruits, strawberries and apple pulp.
How Much Fiber?
The minimum recommendations run between 20 to 35 grams daily.
Recently the National Academy of Sciences upped its fiber guidelines
to 25 grams for women and 38 grams daily for men. For children, a
good rule of thumb to follow: Add 5 grams to your child’s age.
Select our Kosher Apple Bran Chewable tablets for a great all-natural fiber addition that contains both soluble and insoluble fibers!
Both types of fiber slow the metabolism of food, increasing the time it takes to enter the bloodstream, thus keeping your blood sugar in balance.
� During digestion fiber speeds transit time through your intestine, helping to decrease the amount of time wastes remain in the body.
� Also important, fiber helps remove toxins released during digestion, effectively cleaning the intestines with its natural scrubbing action.
� Fiber has been studied in helping to prevent gallstones and varicose veins.
� Consuming fiber has been associated with decreased risk of heart disease. These findings have been backed by research at both Harvard and Johns Hopkins.
� Research is beginning to show that fiber protects against Type 2 diabetes.
� Fiber helps control obesity because it is filling, slowing the absorption of nutrients, so you are less likely to overeat.
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