Benefits of a diet rich in fiber
A high-fiber diet:
- Normalizes the bowel movements. Dietary fiber increases the size and weight of your stool. It also makes it more comfortable. A stool that is bulky is easier to pass through, reducing the likelihood of constipation. If you suffer from loose, watery stools fiber could help solidify the stool as it absorbs water, and also adds the bulk of stool.
- Aids in maintaining bowel health. A high-fiber diet could reduce your chance of developing hemorrhoids as well as small pouches inside the colon (diverticular disease). Research has also shown that a diet rich in fiber reduces the risk of getting colorectal cancer. Certain fibers are fermented in the colon. Researchers are studying the way this might help in the prevention of colon-related diseases.
- Reduces the amount of cholesterol. Soluble fiber found in oats and beans as well as flaxseed, and oat bran can aid in lowering total blood cholesterol levels by reducing low-density lipoprotein or “bad,” cholesterol levels. Research has also shown that high-fiber foods can provide additional benefits for heart health like decreasing the risk of blood pressure, inflammation and.
- helps control the blood sugar level. In people with diabetes fiber, particularly insoluble fibers — may reduce in the absorption process of sugar, and also help to improve glucose levels. A diet rich in the insoluble fiber can also lower the chance of developing type 2 diabetes.
- aids in maintaining a an ideal Weight. High-fiber foods tend to be filling and more satisfying than those with low fiber, which means you’ll take in less food and be content for longer. Also, high-fiber food items tend to be more difficult to consume and are smaller in “energy dense,” which means that they are less calorific to the same amount of food.
- Improves your life span. Studies suggest that the consumption of more fiber in your diet — particularly cereal fiber is linked with a decreased likelihood of dying from heart disease as well as all cancers.
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