Fiber Rich Foods

Fiber rich foods are necessary to keep a healthy body. The importance of them is underestimated by many people. All the minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates and fats that we consume have a role to play in our bodies.

A lack of nutrients has severe consequences for our health. A typical example are the carbohydrates and fats. People are always told to eliminate them as much as possible. The thing is that even fats and carbohydrates have a function in the human body which is to be an energy source; without them being alive would not be possible. But they must be consumed with moderation.

Fiber is also very important even when some people do not consider it as essential as vitamins and proteins. Fiber is a special type of carbohydrate originated from plants that cannot be digested in the stomach. Since it cannot be digested fiber rich foods are way more satisfying than other foods. Fiber helps to slow down the overall digestion increasing the time it takes for the bloodstream to absorb the glucose from the food.

There are 2 types of fiber: soluble and insoluble.

- The insoluble type is responsible to keep the contents of the intestine moving. This fact results in a lesser amount of waste accumulated in the colon.

- The soluble type dissolves in water and it helps to reduce the chances of suffering from: high cholesterol, hypertension, heart disease, high blood sugar levels and some forms of cancer.

Fiber is also fantastic for the people that want to lose weight. The feeling of fullness that it provides decreases the appetite which means less desire to eat junk foods resulting in getting to your ideal weight faster. It is very difficult to lose weight without a high fiber diet.

In order to obtain fiber you must know what kinds of foods have it.

It is only present in the tissue ofFresh Oakleaf lettuce plants and cannot be produced by animals. Vegetables and fruits  can do a lot for your health. Fruits like cherries, apples, bananas, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are among the fiber rich foods. An average of 3 to 4 grams is in an average sized fruit.

Carrots, broccoli, peas, potatoes and lettuce are excellent foods that not only will give you a good deal of fiber but also enough antioxidants and other nutrients to keep your body in the best shape possible.


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