What happens when not enough fiber is consumed?
You should have 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories consumed. When this amount is not reached you can recieve multiple health problems.
Depriving your body of fiber increases the risk of weight gain, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and bowel problems.
Soluble vs. Insoluble Fiber
Soluble Fiber dissolves in water, Insoluble fiber does not.
Soluble fiber attracts water to form a gel that slows digestion. This fiber delays the emptying of the stomach to make you feel full. Soluble Fiber comes from oatmeal, lentils, apples, nuts, ect.
Insoluble fiber is also known as gut healthy fiber, they have a laxative effect and add bulk to the diet.