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Reasons To Increase Fibers in Your Daily Diet

Reasons To Increase Fibers in Your Daily Diet

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We all have heard that we should consume plenty of fibrous food every day. However, we rarely know the best way to get the required amount of fiber and why the fibrous food is a necessity.

We know that the fibrous foods are vital for the weight loss; then also a great population still falls short of getting the adequate amount of fiber. To lead a healthy life an adult is advised to have at least 30-35 grams of fiber each day, ideally even much more. Alas, most of them consume only around 15gms.

There are two types of dietary fiber – soluble and insoluble and our body requires both types of fiber. However, both fibers are different and have distinctive roles.
Soluble Fiber: Soluble fiber slows the digestion process by dissolving into the digestive system with water and changes to gel like structure in the stomach. It makes the digestion process slow so that the nutrients can be absorbed effectively by the body. It helps in weight loss, lowers blood glucose, cholesterol and makes the body feel full for the longer duration after eating. Usually, the soluble fiber is found in the foods such as oats, flaxseeds, nuts, beans, peas, lentils and numerous of fruits and vegetables.

Insoluble Fiber: Insoluble fiber helps the body to speed up digestion process by adding bulk to stool. It provides relief from constipation. This is found in green leafy vegetables, green beans, whole grains, root veggies, and potatoes.

So whenever you are advised to eat a healthy diet, that means you should take the right nutrients in the correct amount. This means you also need to take food rich in fiber so that your digestive system always remains in good working condition. If you want to get a personalized diet plan; feel free get in touch with Dietitian Shreya’s Diet Clinic.

Here are few amazing health benefits of fiber:
You’ll Lose Weight: If you increase the intake of the fiber in your diet then also you can shed few kgs. Fiber-rich foods avert your body from absorbing few extra calories, keeps you satisfied for longer duration and fills you faster. Fiber sticks with sugar and fat molecules as they pass through the digestive tract, reducing the number of calories your body gets.

Lowers Your Odds of Heart Disease: Soluble fiber helps to lower the bad cholesterol (LDL). The LDL is also known as bad cholesterol as it creates a plaque in arteries which makes your heart to work harder. It increases the strain, and it can lead to heart disease and strokes. Soluble fiber sticks to LDL ushering it out from the body.

Cut Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk: If you consume too much of sweet stuff, your body will produce a large amount of hormone insulin to process the sugar. Sudden sugar spikes can damage the insulin-producing machine, making you prone to diabetes. Daily consumption of fiber will slow the speed of sugar entering the bloodstream resulting in the decrease in the demand for insulin.

Keeps your Body at Bay from Gallstones & Kidney stones: Body becomes prone to developing kidney stones or gallstones after the Insulin spike. These stones can be extremely painful, and it can cause serious infections leading to further major complications like kidney disease if left untreated.

Have a Better Digestive Health: We know that the high-fiber diet helps the digestive tract function more efficiently and quickly. This will keep your colon healthy, and it will help to avert conditions such as Irritable Bowl Syndrome and diverticulitis. A healthy colon will protect you against colon cancer.

Adding more fiber to your regular diet is simple. Start by diminishing the intake of processed foods and fat; swap them with foods rich in fiber. Eat plenty of high-fiber foods like oats, wholegrain, fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, seeds, and beans.

Dietitian SHREYA’s Tip:
Add flaxseed to smoothies, yogurt, oats and other foods.
Add Chia Seeds into your water, smoothies etc.

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