About Fulfilling Fiber-Rich Diets

Fiber is an essential part of our daily food intake, but do you know that most likely your diet is lacking sufficient fibers and the health benefits you are missing out on?

Fiber, also known as roughage, which is mainly found in the parts of plant foods are substances which your body can't digest or absorb unlike most food components including fats, proteins or carbohydrates breakdown in your body during digestion and is absorbed into your system. Insoluble fiber isn't digested by your body. During the process of digestion, fibers pass relatively intact through your small intestine in the stomach and into your colon and out of your body.

Here are the benefits of consuming a High Fiber Diet:

  • Helps maintain bowel health: A high-fiber diet may lower your risk of developing hemorrhoids and small pouches in your colon (diverticular disease). Studies have also found that a high-fiber diet likely lowers the risk of colorectal cancer. Some fiber is fermented in the colon. Researchers are looking at how this may play a role in preventing diseases of the colon.
  • Lowers cholesterol levels: Study shows that lower cholesterol when calculated against the total blood cholesterol levels. The science behind it is that fibers help in lowering bad cholesterol levels, also known as low-density lipoproteins and reducing blood pressure and inflammation.
  • Normalizes bowel movements: Since dietary/ insoluble fibers only partially breaks down during the digestion process, they increase the weight and size of your stool, while also softening it. The chances of constipation are lowered since it becomes easier to pass the softened bulky stool. If you suffer from loose, watery stools, consuming fibers is recommended as it solidifies the stool due it’s property of absorbing water and adding volume to the stool.
  • Helps control blood sugar levels: Fibers are partially or completely insoluble, the rate of absorption of sugar is slow. This helps improves the regulate blood sugar levels which directly impacts on Diabetes. A healthy diet that includes a considerable amount of insoluble fibers to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Aids in achieving healthy weight: High-fiber foods tend to keep you feeling full compared to low-fiber foods, which means you are likely to eat less during each meal. High-fiber foods takes longer to eat and is less energy packed, which means you also have a lower intake of calories for the same quantity of food consumed.
  • Helps you live longer: Consuming Fiber rich diets regularly reduces the risk of being diagnosed for cardiovascular disease and various types of cancers.

“Indian Diet has resulted in a low intake of fiber, which is why Indian are losing out on the above benefits”

Nutriverse, being a division of Eris, are focused toward nutritional well-being, and have launched a product named Simetri Soluble Fiber Mix, which is power packed with fibers necessary for your body.