Sunday, April 27, 2008

Fibre, Fibre and some more FIBRE!!

You must me pretty sick of hearing this “Eat fibre” but does it actually work is the million dollar question. And the answer is “IT WORKS!!!”. You need 4 grams of fibre per meal and a total of 25 grams of fibre per day. It can be coorporated into a snack or a meal. What exactly is this mystery about fibre and what the heck is it if you are wondering the answer is Fibre is made up of a number of complex carbohydrates. There are two types of fibre: soluble and insoluble. There are no calories, vitamins or minerals in fibre and it is not digested when you eat it. And it is found in the cell walls of plants. Foods such as meat, fish and dairy products contains no fibre at all.
If you are one of those person who is always nosy about things, which is a good thing over here. You should always know what you are consuming after all you are what you eat. Fibre doesn’t have any mineral or vitamins then why is everybody suggesting to include fibre in your meal its because it absorbs water and brings and drags all the waste and toxins out of your body. Thus the main function of fibre is to keep the digestive system healthy and functioning properly in short it helps to get rid of the toxins in our body.
If you are one of those who hasn’t started having fibre on a regular basis it is best to start slowly and then increase the amount of fibre in your meals as immediate adding of fibre in a large quantity may make you feel uncomfortable, bloated and green about the gills. So start slow and steadily. Excessive consumption of soluble fibre from supplements can may create the development of stomach or bowel cancer. Therefore stick to natural foods. You need soluble and insoluble fibres in the diet and from food, not supplements, is the best source. Soluble fibre slows digestion and helps your body absorb vital nutrients from foods. It can be found in peas, beans, and apples. Insoluble fibre adds bulk to the stool, helping foods pass more quickly through the stomach and intestines. It can be found in wheat bran
Fibre is one of the important thing which helps in the feel good factor in the morning and sooo much lighter. Fibre is great for those people with Irritable bowel syndrome IBS. Having 18 to 25 grams of fibre daily will definitely increase your longevity If you become constipated when increasing dietary fibre, you may need more fluid. Drink eight glasses of liquid a day, between meals, not with meals. Have a good BM.

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