I searched some cereals in the store the other day and found that the fibers are now separated from the food labels in the amount of soluble fiber versus the insoluble fibers.
This made me a little nervous as I was not sure what I would really like in my diet. Is it better than the other? Well, in a word, NO. Here are the differences:
Soluble fiber is a fiber associated with fatty acids, this helps to sit in your stomach and allows sugars (carbohydrates) to be placed in your stomach longer and broken down. This will help you lower your cholesterol and adjust your blood sugar level better so it is useful for everyone but especially for those with diabetes.
Insoluble fibers are not bound to anything and are the most common type of fiber in any diet. The insoluble fiber in your diet is what people think more about with fiber, it moves the tumor through your digestive system, as well as toxins from the large intestine.
Also, insoluble fibers are useful for regulating the PH level in your digestive system.
Now you know. It will be more than likely when you look to see that there are more insoluble fibers but do not go looking for more or less or more often just go and make sure you get lots of fiber in your diet.
Most North American diets have a very low fiber content as it is natural food and we know that most people eat much more sophisticated and sophisticated food and are therefore missing out on the health benefits of fiber.
Increased fiber intake
How can you easily increase fiber intake easily? Well, there are some obvious sources such as cereals and bran, but also peas, soybeans and other beans oats, rye, tea and barley a few fruits such as apples and bananas, berries, vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, and tomatoes and root vegetables such as potatoes and jam.
Are there enough sources of fiber? And can you see why most people do not get a lot of fiber in their diet?