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Benefits of Fiber in the Diet

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Benefits of Fiber in the Diet

A review commissioned by World Health Organisation reports that fibre in good carbohydrates has a positive and protective effect on health. Fiber is something the body needs but doesn’t digest, and in fact it stays more or less the same from eating through to digestion and exiting the body. There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble, and most plant-based foods contain a mixture of both. Soluble fiber turns to gel in the stomach and slows down digestion, helping to lower cholesterol and blood glucose. Insoluble fiber, remains unchanged all the way to the colon, making waste heavier and softer,...

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