Fiber: Hunger Pains? No more!
Did you know that fiber is a special kind of carbohydrate? Now you know! And not only that: it’s a carbohydrate that the body can’t digest. This means it has 0 calories! That’s right!
Although fiber is not a source of energy, it has an important role in maintaining your health!
What do I need to remember about fiber?
- It’s good for your health
- Good for constipation ( This is common knowledge)
- Eat whole grain, nuts, seeds, fruit and vegetable! No omissions!
- Hunger pains? No more!
What will fiber help me with?
- Hunger (It absorbs water, it stays longer in your stomach and you feel fuller for longer! )
- Constipation (All your bowel problems can be solved just by eating enough fiber!)
- Lowers risk of heart disease (Lower cholesterol levels)
- Stabilizes blood glucose levels
- Reduces risk of some cancers
- Detox effects (Toxins pass faster through your system)
More than one kind of fiber?
Yes! Fiber can be Soluble or Insoluble.
How can I get fiber in my diet?
- Whole grain foods (Switch to brown rice)
- Wheat and corn bran
- Nuts, seeds
- Vegetables: green beans, cauliflower, zucchini, celery, broccoli, carrots
- Fruit: plums, prunes, berries, bananas, pears etc.
How much fiber do I need?
There’s no clear rule about it. All heath institutes set a different amount, but they’re all around 20 grams a day.