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Fiber Is Good For You

 

Dietary fiber is a plant-based carbohydrate that cannot be digested or absorbed by your body. It is 100% safe carbohydrate that gives you a feeling of fullness without adding calories or raising your blood glucose levels. Thus, it should be an integral part of your daily diet.

Taking Fiber Daily In Your Diet Gives You A Lot Of Health Benefits Like:

  • Improves your blood sugar level

  • Helps in weight control

  • Lowers the blood pressure

  • Prevents heart problems by reducing the cholesterol and triglycerides value (the bad fat in your blood)

  • Prevents constipation

  • Prevents certain types of cancers like bowel cancer

Fiber Is of 2 Types:

  • Soluble

  • Insoluble

Soluble Fiber



  • Gets easily dissolved in water and is broken down into a gel-like substance inside your body.

  • Presence of fiber slows the emptying process in your stomach as it acts like a filter in the intestines. The glucose absorption slows down and you feel fuller. In addition, it lowers the blood cholesterol and stabilises your blood glucose levels.

  • Some of the foods in which you can find soluble fiber is oat, oat bran, linseeds, barley, fruit (like apples, oranges, blue berries) and vegetables (like cucumbers, carrots, celery), nuts, beans, pulses, soya and lentils.


Insoluble Fiber


  • Does not get dissolved in water and when eaten it acts like little sponges in your intestines.

  • It swells up in water and increases the stool volume. Thus, helps you to regulate the bowel function.

  • It also helps in delaying the glucose absorption from your blood.

  • Some of the good sources of insoluble fiber are wholemeal bread, bran, wholegrain cereals, nuts, seeds and the skin of some fruit and vegetables.

ActiFiber Natural Sugar Control is a good source of Fiber.