Grain fiber is a fiber superstar
among plant foods. It adds water and volume to feces, promoting bowel
movement. Made up of aucubine, enzymes, fats and mucilage, it reduces blood
cholesterol levels, controls the rise of blood sugar levels and prevents
heart disease and diabetes.
[Fills the Stomach]
Fiber aids weight control. In the
stomach, it expands and forms a gel-like consistency when it absorbs the
water we drink. Besides taking up more space, it delays the rate at which
foods leave the stomach. This makes us feel full for a longer duration, thus
helping to curb appetite. Try eating a fiber-rich fruit before a meal. you
may be amazed by how it helps you to eat less later on !
Many people who are dieting often
suffer from constipation due to inadequate fiber intake. But there is more
to fiber than preventing constipation. Fiber is essential for maintaining
healthy digestive system. It maintains good bacteria in the intestines, and
prevents hemorrhoids, diverticulitis (inflammation or infection of bulging
pouches in the digestive tract) and colorectal cancer.
Low-fiber diets have been linked
to colorectal cancer. In 2007, there were approximately 1.2 million new
cases of colorectal cancer worldwide, with around 630,000 deaths. With a
fiber-rich diet, colorectal cancer is highly preventable.
[Detoxifies to Reveal Beautiful
Fiber binds with bile acids in
the intestine. In the liver, toxins are contained in bile acids to be
excreted together with fiber. An adequate amount of fiber is needed for this
process. A lack of fiber may hinder toxins from being flushed out quickly
enough. When this happens, the liver may be overworked and cannot clear
toxins from the body. Other eliminative organs, such as the skin, may try to
remove these toxins. This causes the skin to erupt in acne, rashes, or
eczema, resulting in a dull and unhealthy complexion. Puffy eyelids in the
morning may also indicate a stressed liver. Hence, fiber is essential for
beautiful, radiant skin.