by / Tuesday, 20 January 2015 / Published in Nutrition

Why is Fiber so good for you?

Sure, you’ve heard that fiber is good for you, but do you know why? There are many reasons but I will tell you about four key benefits from eating a diet rich in fiber.

Fiber slows the rate that sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream. When you eat foods high in fiber, such as beans and whole grains, the sugar in those foods is absorbed slower, which keeps our blood glucose levels from rising too fast.

Fiber makes your intestines move faster. When you eat whole grains rich in insoluble fiber, it moves faster through your intestines, which can help signal that you are full. This is personally a big problem for me.

Fiber cleans your colon you can think of it as a cleaning brush.  It helps clean out bacteria and other buildup in your intestines.

Fibers helps keep you stay regular. A high fiber diet helps reducing constipation. My advice to you is to eat whole grain breads, cereals with at least 5 grams of fiber per serving, brown rice and of course lots of fruits and vegetables. This is one reason that eating fruit is much healthier than drinking juice.

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