Dietary fiber is an essential part of a healthy diet. Fiber can be found in consuming fruits, vegetables and some grains, as well as from dietary supplements. Fiber is important in healthy digestion, absorption, and maintaining health bowel movements and waste elimination. Fiber also supports the growth of good bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract and supports appetite control for weight management.
There are two kinds of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Insoluble fiber promotes digestive regularity and can help relieve occasional constipation. Soluble fiber plays an important role in cardiovascular health by maintaining normal cholesterol and blood glucose levels. Fiber can also help to trap toxins such as metals, lead, mercury and other environmental pollutants for removal from the body.
Benefits of Fiber:
- Normalizes bowel movements
- Helps maintain bowel health
- Lowers cholesterol levels
- Helps control blood sugar levels
- Aids in achieving healthy weight