Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body can’t digest. Though most carbohydrates are broken down into sugar molecules, fiber cannot be broken down, and instead it passes through the body undigested.
FIBER is the most effective appetite suppressant there is. Most people try to look for the Magic supplements, to cut calories and reduce appetite. However, FIBER is the most effective clinical proven appetite suppressant. It also helps regulate the body’s use of sugars, helping to keep hunger and blood sugar in control. Fiber can help you lose weight, especially if you also follow and Anti-inflammatory Diet.
Unfortunately, Fiber is what is missing the most in the American Diet. The over consumption of processed foods, refined carbohydrates and not enough fruits and vegetables, leads to a diet poor in fiber and loaded with empty calories.
Most adult women should shoot for over 30 grams of fiber a day; men should shoot for over 40 grams. Great sources are whole fruits and vegetables, whole grain breads and breakfast cereals, and all manner of beans.
The main recommendations to increase fiber are:
- Whole-grain products
- Green Vegetables
- Beans, peas and other legumes
- Nuts and seeds
- Plant base protein (beans, lentils, chickpeas)
- Eat low glycemic foods
Try to avoid:
Refined or processed foods
Your body will benefit from the Fiber found in plant foods:
- Fewer abnormal physiological cravings
- Less risk of varicose veins
- Diabetes prevention
- Fewer hormonal imbalances
- Stronger immune system
- Slowdown of glucose absorption
- Less risk of hemorrhoids and constipation
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She recently received training to practice Health Counseling at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and has obtained Continuing Education Units from Purchase College, State University of New York. You can connect with her via Linked In.