Do you think your getting enough fiber in your diet? Do you feel great when you wake up? How about throughout the day? Do you ever feel sluggish? Kinda unmotivated? Are you happy with your weight? Sorry to hit you with a bunch of questions right off the bat but you might not be getting enough fiber. If you are getting enough fiber you are awsome and keep up the good work!
There are two types of fiber: Soluble fiber and Insoluble fiber
Soluble fiber disolves in liquids and insoluble does not disolve in liquids. Now your probably wondering “Ok, Which one should I have?” The answer is both.
Soluble fiber can help to lower blood cholesterol. I grabbed my box of oats from my pantry and on the big red heart it says heart healhy oatmeal and under that it says three grams of soluble fiber from oatmeal in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. It also turns the liquids into a gelly substance after its digested which slows down the process of emptying food from your stomach and helps you to feel fuller longer which may help with weight loss.
This type of fiber is found in beans, lentils, peas, carrots, oat, nuts, flaxseeds, berries and more. In people with insulin resistance and prediabetes this type of fiber can slow the absorption of sugar to help improve blood sugar levels.
Insoluble fiber can help to relieve constipation. It promotes the movement of foods through your digestive system and increases stool bulk. A high-fiber diet may lower risk of diverticulitis, colorectal cancer, cardiovascular disease and other cancers.
This type of fiber is found in potatoes, green beans, root vegetables, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, brown rice, barley, whole wheat flour, nuts and more.
In reference to Web MD- the darker the color of the vegetable, the higher the fiber content. One medium size artichoke has 10 grams of fiber. Apples have 3-4 grams of fiber. Most of the fiber is in the skin. I suggest choosing organic apples.
For my insulin resistant/prediabetic friends I suggest choosing organic fugi apples. Organic so I can eat the skins and fugi because I found out they are lower in sugar and tastes great, not bitter, crunchy apples. I love them. But I want to let you know, I never eat a whole apple. I am insulin resistant and have been for about 13 years. I have lost 21 pounds since I was told that I was probably a diebetic. I did gain some and lost some but feel the best when I’m thin. I only eat a quarter of a large size apple and refrigerate the rest of it and I might have another quarter in the afternoon.
I hope I have helped someone with my information. I think the key for any diet is variety. Please do your own research before you start any dieting programs. Thank you for spending your time here with me. Please leave a comment or question. Contact email@example.com