What is Fiber?
Carbohydrates that cannot be digested by the body are termed as fibers. Fibers are derived from plant sources and can be found in two different forms. The first type is called soluble fiber. Soluble fibers transform into a gel in the body when mixed with liquids. This fiber can be found in foods such as beans, peas, and oats and fruit like apples and oranges. The other type is called insoluble fiber and remains solid when mixed with liquids in the body. Food such as green beans, cauliflowers, whole grains and even fruit skins contain insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber is needed to balance the pH levels in the intestine and move waste through it.
7 Reasons why FIBER is Important to Weight Loss:
- Fiber acts as an appetite suppressant. Fiber gives a nice feeling of fullness that many weight loss programs do not provide.
- Helps reduce blood sugar swings. Fiber gives a nice, long, steady release of sugar into the bloodstream, reducing hunger pangs, headaches, and fatigue produced by rapid drops in blood sugar.
- Helps reduce the amount of insulin released by the pancreas by slowing down the breakdown of carbohydrates into glucose entering the bloodstream.
- Reduces the absorption of fats.
- Fiber can actually impair the ability of the body to absorb sugars and fats. This means you can actually consume these foods occasionally and still lose weight by keeping insulin low and allowing the body to continue the fat burning process.
- Overweight individuals usually consume their food quickly. Fiber food takes longer to chew and automatically slows down the speed of consumption.
- Taking in more fiber will help trigger the "satisfaction response" before large quantities are ingested; signaling the "I'm full" message.
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