Fiber plays an essential role in your heart, digestive and skin health. Many benefits include:
- Blood Sugar Control – by slowing down digestion, the breakdown of carbohydrates, and the absorption of sugar
- Heart Health – by lowering cholesterol levels, and reducing your risk of heart attack, heart disease and stroke
- Healthy Weight Management – by increasing your feeling of fullness; eat less and feel satisfied longer
- Healthy Skin – by removing yeast and fungus out of your body by means other than your skin (which usually results in acne and rashes)
- Supports Digestion – by reducing your risk of hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, gall and kidney stones, and providing relief from IBS
So, what are our options when it comes to fiber? Well, whole grains have been known as the best source of fiber, but why are so many people going gluten-free?According to a growing number of experts, humans aren’t actually designed to eat grains and, by doing so, it might be damaging your gut. In fact, to improve uncomfortable digestive symptoms such as bloating, gas and abdominal pains, it is recommended to maintain a very low fiber diet for a while. We will explore this topic more in depth next week, but for now, let’s look at all the options available for those that have a healthy gut and are not drawn to going gluten-free.