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Fiber: A Key To Losing Weight a Healthy Way

Fiber is an indigestible part of plant-derived foods that is filling but does not give us any calories. Hence, it sounds quite obvious that fiber is good for weight loss, right? But how much fiber do we actually need? Most common recommendation you will find is for 38 grams of fiber daily for men and 25 grams for women, which is about 14 grams of fiber per 1,000 calories consumed. There are two types of […]

The Role of Fiber in Our Diet

Dietary fiber is the part of whole grains, bran, vegetables and fruits that passes through the gastrointestinal tract without being digested. As it is carried through the digestive system and out of the body, fiber aids digestion and helps to prevent constipation. It lowers the risk of a number of conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and colorectal cancer. There are two types of dietary fiber, soluble and insoluble. Fruits and vegetables contain both, though […]