Fiber is an indigestible carbohydrate and doesn’t affect your body the way other carbohydrates do.
Fiber has two major types: Soluble Fibers help nutrients be released in a slow and steady manner over time while Insoluble Fibers help enhance your body to gain that body mass.
FIBER Stands For:
F – Fullness
I – Insulin Control
B – Beneficial Bacteria
E – Expectancy
R – Regulation
1. F – Fullness
- Fiber slows digestion.
- It helps add bulk to your meal taking up more space.
- It causes satiety levels to elevate causing you to feel full.
- Broccoli is a good example of high-fiber food.
- The slow rate of digestion makes you feel fuller between meals.
2. I – Insulin Control
- Fiber slows digestion leading to the enhanced sensitivity of insulin and control of blood glucose.
- The slow release of nutrients helps with distributing insulin with greater effectivity.
- Pancreas doesn’t need to produce as much insulin.
- Enhanced insulin sensitivity is invaluable to have.
3. B – Beneficial Bacteria
- Beneficial bacteria in your stomach feed on fiber, so more fiber equals more beneficial bacteria.
- They help enhance immune function and reduce inflammation.
- Improved immune system helps give you a better body to go to the gym.
- Reduced inflammation helps reduce the risk of insulin resistance, high blood pressure, and high blood lipids.
4. E – Expectancy
- Numerous studies show that the more fiber you eat generally correlates to improved life expectancy.
- Having enough fiber daily can help add a few years to your life.
5. R – Regulation
- Regulation of your bowel moment is good for you, eating fiber helps with this.
- Research has shown that eating high fiber diet can cause you to lose more calories through your poop compared to low fiber diets. This research is not concrete but points in the right direction.
Fiber has no known side effects. Which is why you should consider adding it to your daily diet. It is healthy, and can come from a variety of sources like fruit, vegetables, and cereals.