Fiber

Marissa Ward

Fiber

Fourty percent lower risk of heart disease

Improves overall health
Bowel movement ease

Enhanced weight loss

Regulates blood sugar

Benefits of Fiber

Fiber is best known for relieving and preventing constipation, but fiber is also helps maintain healthy body weight and lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

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:

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:

Insoluble fiber is also known as gut healthy fiber, they have a laxative effect and add bulk to the diet.

Random facts

Most people only get about 15 grams of fiber when 20-35 grams is recommended.


Fiber is only found in plant foods.


The digestive tract is 28 feet long. Fiber helps move waste along this tract.

Sources

webmd.com


mayoclinic.org


randomhistory.com