What is Fiber?

Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes contain dietary fiber. They're also well-known for preventing constipation. It has several other health benefits, including helping you maintain a healthy weight. It is a simple carbohydrate found naturally in plant-based foods that the human body cannot digest or absorb. Despite the fact that it cannot be digested, it is moved through the intestinal tract, as nutrients are being digested and can have a beneficial impact on our health. There are two kinds of fiber, which are:

Soluble fiber

What is Fiber

This type of filaments dissolves in water to form a gel-like substance that can help lower cholesterol and glucose levels in the blood.

These usually found in:

  • Oats
  • Peas
  • Beans
  • Carrots
  • Barley
  • Apple
  • Citrus fruit like orange, pomelo, grapefruit

Insoluble fiber

What is Fiber

A form of filaments that helps in the promotion and speeding up of material movement through the intestinal tract, as well as increasing stool bulk from hard, lumpy stools to soft, bulkier stools. These are especially beneficial for people who suffer from constipation or have irregular stools.

Insoluble fiber can be found in: 

  • Whole-wheat product
  • Nuts
  • Beans
  • Wheat bran
  • Vegetable

How much fiber do you need?

Women should try to eat at least 21 to 25 grams of filaments a day, while men should aim for 30 to 38 grams a day. When it comes to getting enough grain in our diets, most of us fall short. But it’s easier than you think to eat the recommended daily intake.

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