Benefits of Dietary Fiber

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Unlike other food components (fat, protein or carbohydrates) that the body degrades and assimilates, fiber is not digested by our digestive system. Therefore, it remains virtually unchanged when they pass through the stomach, small intestine and reaches the large intestine.

Dietary fiber increases the weight and volume of fecal bowl and soften it, reducing the risk of constipation. If you have watery stools, soft fiber can help absorb water and give as fecal consistency bowl.

A diet rich in fiber may reduce the risk of certain diseases such as hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulosis of the colon. Fiber, especially soluble fiber, can also reduce blood cholesterol levels and reduce carbohydrate absorption, thus optimizing blood glucose levels in diabetics.
A high fiber diet may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes and contribute to halting the loss of weight. High-fiber foods usually require more chewing, leaving the body to reach the feeling of fullness and avoid excess consumption. Also, high fiber diet gives the impression that the table is richer and longer lasting. In addition, it tends to contain fewer calories at the same amount of food.

Evidence of dietary fiber effects on colorectal cancer are mixed: some studies show that it reduces risk, others say it does not influence, while others indicate a higher risk of developing the disease in question. If you want to prevent colorectal cancer, adopt a colon cancer prevention diet. Regular tests to detect and remove polyps can prevent colon cancer.

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