Fiber : An Essential Nutrient

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Akshat
May 21, 2019   •  38 views

Fiber performs several vital functions. It keeps traffic moving through the intestinal tract and may also lower the concentration of cholesterol in the blood.

Benefits of Fiber

1. The main function of fiber is to maintain normal digestive health.

2. Fiber rich foods & supplements can help with weight management.

3. Adequate fiber intake also has been shown to help maintain blood sugar levels already within the normal range.

Foods Rich in Fiber

  • Grains: wheat germ, wheat bran, whole-wheat bread and bread products, oat bran, rice bran, brown rice, barley.

  • Vegetables: cauliflower, broccoli, celery, potatoes, peas, beans, carrots, asparagus, artichokes, cucumbers, summer squash, parsley, Brussels sprouts.

  • Fruits: apples, oranges, grapefruits, blackberries, tomatoes, dates, raisins.

Ways To Fit Fiber Into Your Diet

  • Serve uncooked vegetables as snacks and toss them into salads.

  • Substitute whole-grain breadfor white bread.

  • Don’t overcook vegetables.Vegetables should be served with a light crispiness.

  • Don’t peel skin of apples, cucumbers, potatoes and other fruits and vegetables. Because they are excellent sources of fiber.

In this busy life we are not able to consume a balanced diet due to which we are not able to fulfill the requirements of our body. So, the best way to fulfill the requirement are supplements.

We can also take Fiber in a form of supplement to fulfill the daily requirement of our body.

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