Types and Benefits of Dietary Fiber (I)

types and benefits of dietary fiber

Dietary fiber is actually becoming more fashionable as their property or benefits are not only helping us better go to the bathroom.

What is dietary fiber?

Dietary fiber is located within the family of carbohydrates and get it through food. A curiosity about other nutrients (in addition to their property or profits) is that it adds no calories.

Types of Dietary Fiber

There are two kinds or types of dietary fiber:

Dietary fiber insoluble fiber is that most people know. Among the foods rich in insoluble dietary fiber include fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains. The cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin and resistant starch are insoluble dietary fiber.

Soluble dietary fiber: soluble fiber forms a gel very healthy in our intestines. As foods rich in soluble dietary fiber have the spinach, beans, peas, prickly pears, nuts, grains (especially oats), legumes such as soy or soy beans (beans or beans), fruits such as papaya, the skin of the apple, mango and dried apricots, etc. Inulin, gums, mucilages, pectins and fructooligosaccharides are soluble dietary fibers.
Functions of the insoluble dietary fiber

Avoid constipation: by increasing the body eliminates fecal waste more easily as it accelerates intestinal transit.

Detox: to ensure that these wastes are too long in the intestines prevents putrefaction of food.

Provides satiety: giving more consistency to foods such we are more filling.

Prevent obesity and overweight: Obviously if we eat less full before, if we’re better off to the bathroom as soon as we puffed and retain less liquid and gases.

Allied against hemorrhoids: constipation avoiding got some veins (hemorrhoids) less inflamed and fecal matter softer.

Colon Cancer Prevention: While many factors influence all scientists assume that prevent constipation, it helps to prevent this type of cancer.

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