April 9, 2018

Fuel Up On Fiber

What is Fiber? Fiber is an essential nutrient (a carbohydrate) that digestively speaking – keeps things moving. It helps you feel fuller longer, prevents chronic diseases, lowers cholesterol, and aids in weight loss. Fiber, defined, is a plant material that cannot be digested but helps you digest other foods- also known as “bulk or roughage.” It is naturally found in plant foods, like whole grains, fruits, beans, peas, nuts, seeds and vegetables (read, more than just prunes). Fiber is essential for proper digestion and is classified as soluble or insoluble. Soluble fiber dissolves in water to form gel-like substances. Insoluble […]