High fiber diet.
August 22, 2009 12:20am CST
A dieting plan high in fiber can go a long way in helping to prevent diseases,and promote weight loss and improving health.Many assume fiber is nothing more than a fix for relieving constipation. Yet a diet rich in whole grains and legumes, fruits, vegetables,lowers the risk of diabetes, heart disease,high cholesterol, cancer and other conditions.
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23 Aug 09
Hi and smile. A high fiber diet is so cool and healthy. I know its beneficial to our health. High fiber included fruits and vegetables. Fruits like pineapples have loads of fiber. Right now i am also drinking cereal with high fiber when i am hungry at the office. its so good to eat them. Happy mylotting and smile always!
• United States
23 Aug 09
You are so right with what you have said. Every one of us needs more fiber in our diets. and i know that i do not get enough from the foods i eat so i supplement everyday with a product called salba, and besides the extra fiber that it gives me it also has a number of other things in it that is good for our health.
7 Sep 09
Hi there and smile. A high fiber diet improves diabetic control. Pectins, guar and beans appear to be the most effective in stabilizing blood glucose. The main action of fiber is in the gastrointestinal tract. Water-soluble fibers slow transit through the stomach and small intestine and are rapidly broken down by colonic bacteria. They do not alleviate constipation. Water-insoluble fibers, on the other hand, are either slow or not fermented at all, and thus act as laxatives. Oats and psyllium seeds are exceptions. Oats contain 50 percent soluble fiber. Psyllium seed also acts as a soluble fiber. Both act as laxatives. A high fiber diet appears to protect against colon cancer . A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine disputed this beneficial effect of fiber, but there are a number of serious questions about this study, and much further study is needed. A review of 13 studies of colorectal cancer rates and dietary practices concluded there is substantial evidence that intake of fiber-rich foods reduces risks of both colon and rectal cancer. See, we really have to maintain high fiber diet. happy mylotting and smile always!
• Garden Grove, California
23 Aug 09
hello it the high fiber diet is also good for us who have'diabetes' as it helps to control our blood sugar and h elps us to lose weight as well. a word of warning do please drink plenty of'water so as to prevent bloating and more constipation.You must keep well hydrated to let the fiber move swiftly through your digestive'system and keep you healthy.