What really is fiber? How does it help our body? What is its roles? You’ve probably always hear that it’s good to eat foods that has plenty of fiber. But why fiber is important? Fiber sources are plants like fruits, vegetables and whole grains. The main role of fiber in our body actually takes place in the digestive tract. Fiber can’t be absorbed in our body or in the bloodstream, which means technically, fiber is not a nutrient.
There are two types of fiber, The so called soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. The soluble fiber will be mixed with liquid binding the fatty substances and helps it be removed from the body. This means that the more fiber we eat, the more fatty substances will be eliminated from our body which results in reducing the level of cholesterol, thus, lowering the risk of heart disease. Since these soluble fiber helps our body eliminate fatty substances, eating foods with lots of fiber is ideal for those who want to lose weight. The insoluble fiber are fibers that are not dissolved. These undissolved fibers will cleanse the colon and helps it function properly. It is then ideal to have 25-30 grams of fiber each day.
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