Although deficiency of fiber do not cause problems like malnutrition but they are very important for the healthy growth of the body. Our body needs all the nutrients in a balanced amount. Like consumption of these nutrients their digestion is of equal importance.
Fiber does not nourish the body in any way, but it plays an important role in digestion. It very important to know the different types and amount of fiber we consume.
Zero calorie diet
Fibers are zero calorie diet and are of two types, one is insoluble fiber which are rich in wheat, nuts and many vegetables. Their structure is thick and rough which do not mix with water and that is why they get stuck to digestive system.
Soluble fiber includes oats, beans, barley and are found in many fruits. They mix in water and make a gel like material in the digestive system. It slows down the absorption of sugar which reduces the level of cholesterol form the body.
The calories present in fiber helps in reducing weight also. Fiber is chewed more as it slows down the process of absorbing nutrients which makes you feel that tour stomach is full. Some fibers also make hormones in intestines which promotes hunger.
Good for health
Fiber are very beneficial to our health as they are a type of natural diet rich in curd, grape juice, natural sweeteners, nuts, sunflower seeds, beans, passion fruits, sun dried tomatoes, dry roasted soybean and herbs.
Correct quantity of fiber
The most important question that arises is the extent to which we should consume fiber. 38 grams of fiber is necessary per day. It is equivalent to 9 apples and 12 cop oatmeal. Most of the people consume 15 grams of fiber per day.
People who consume more quantities of fiber have less problems related to heart. One important thing to keep in mind it that the amount of carbohydrates consumed per day should be equal to the consumption of fiber.
“The information present here is for general purpose please consult your doctor before taking nay medication/therapy”