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Dietary fiber, also known as roughage or bulk, includes the parts of plant foods your body can’t digest or absorb. Unlike other food components, such as fats, proteins or carbohydrates — which your body breaks down and absorbs — fiber isn’t digested by your body. Instead, it passes relatively intact through your stomach, small intestine and colon and out of your body.
Fiber is commonly classified as soluble, which dissolves in water, or insoluble, which doesn’t dissolve. The US diet is comprised mainly 75% Insoluble fiber and 25% Soluble.
- Soluble fiber. This type of fiber dissolves in water to form a gel-like material. It can help lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels.
- Insoluble fiber. This type of fiber promotes the movement of material through your digestive system and increases stool bulk, so it can be of benefit to those who struggle with constipation or irregular stools.
A high-fiber diet has many benefits. Dietary fiber increases the weight and size of your stool and softens it. A bulky stool is easier to pass, decreasing your chance of constipation and supporting normal bowel movements and overall gut health. In addition to gut health, a high-fiber diet may support heart health by balancing blood pressure and cleansing the body of wastes and toxins reducing the potential for inflammatory responses.
Additional benefits of a high fiber diet include slowing the absorption (reducing transit time from the stomach to the small intestine) of sugar/food and balancing blood sugar levels. Dietary fiber allows for a more controlled insulin release therefore, supporting healthy blood sugar levels. The benefits of healthy blood sugar are also related to healthy weight management. High-fiber foods tend to be more filling than low-fiber foods, so you’re likely to eat less and stay satisfied longer. And high-fiber foods tend to take longer to eat and to be less “energy dense,” which means they have fewer calories for the same volume of food.
What is Fiber and How Does it Affect Body Weight?
Dietary fiber, also known as roughage or bulk (found in the tough cell walls of plants – fruits, vegetables, legumes, and grains), includes the parts of plant foods your body can’t digest or absorb. Unlike other food components, such as fats, proteins or carbohydrates — which your body breaks down and absorbs — fiber isn’t digested by your body. Instead, it passes relatively intact through your stomach, small intestine and colon and out of your body.
Fiber adds bulk to food without adding calories. Fiber can satisfy hunger because it requires more chewing, which prompts the secretion of saliva in the mouth and gastric juices in the stomach that promote satiety by signaling the brain when it is full. Fiber also slows digestion and balances blood sugar levels, which curbs sugar cravings, sustains energy and helps the body burn body fat. In addition, fiber swells in the stomach, absorbing calories and fat from other foods in the meal before the body can absorb them.
How much fiber should I take in per day?
The Institute of Medicine and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends men ages 50 and younger should consume 38 grams of fiber per day, and men 51 and older should consume 30 grams. Women ages 50 and younger should consume 25 grams per day, while their older counterparts should have 21 grams. Most Americans do not consume enough fiber, according to the institute.
What is the difference between SOLUBLE and INSOLUBLE fibers?
Soluble fiber (such as pectin, gum and mucilage) swells like a sponge in the stomach giving food a jellylike bulk that makes you feel full. Soluble fiber also binds with calories and fat in the stomach and intestines and pulls them out of the body before they can enter the bloodstream. Soluble fiber is known to help balance blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Good sources of soluble fiber include oatmeal, oat cereal, oat bran, apples, oranges, pears, lentils, strawberries, nuts, beans, dried peas, blueberries, cucumbers, celery, and carrots.
Insoluble fiber (such as hemicellulose, cellulose and lignin) also known as roughage, includes the woody or structural parts of plants. Insoluble fiber works like nature’s broom, helping speed the passage of material through the digestive tract, which assists regularity, reducing constipation and burning calories in the process. Insoluble fibers may assist pH (acidity) balance in the intestines. By keeping an optimal pH in the intestines, insoluble fiber helps reduce some negative effects from the natural digestion process. Good sources of insoluble fiber include whole wheat, whole grains, wheat bran, corn bran, barley, couscous, brown rice, bulgur, seeds, nuts, zucchini, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, carrots, green beans, dark leafy vegetables, and cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, as well as certain fruits, such as apples, raisins and grapes.
Why Fiber is Good for you? What Other Health and Wellness Benefits Can it Provide?
Eating fiber has many benefits for your health. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, the consumption of soluble fiber has been shown to support heart health by balancing your total cholesterol levels. Research has indicated that the digestive process requires bile acids, which are made partly with cholesterol. As your digestion improves (increased daily fiber intake), the liver pulls cholesterol from the blood to create more bile acid, thereby reducing the amount of LDL (bad) cholesterol. The consumption of insoluble fiber has shown to assist in reducing constipation while helping the bodies digestion, elimination and overall protection.
A high-fiber intake can significantly contribute towards healthy weight management. Fiber fills you up without adding calories (fiber calories are not absorbed by your body) – this can help with weight management and fat burning. A meta-analysis of studies regarding the relationship between fiber and blood sugar levels published in The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine found that increased fiber intake can help balance blood sugar levels during the standard fasting blood glucose test (a test of blood sugar levels after an overnight fast). The article showed that levels of HbA1c also decreased with increased fiber. HbA1c refers too glycated haemoglobin, which occurs when proteins in the blood mix with blood sugar. It is associated with increased risk factors due to long term blood sugar imbalances. Soluble fiber is especially helpful in this regard.