Is known for its benefits of lowering bad cholesterol and blood sugar levels and removing excess fat from our body. When all these harmful substances are removed from our insides, we help keep ourselves from developing conditions such as constipation, and serious disease, obesity and diabetes. 1 And of course, after ridding yourself a significant amount of waste from your body, you enjoy the benefits of feeling light and clean.
There are two types of fiber: Soluble(may dissolve in water) and Insoluble (does not dissolve in water).
Soluble fiber absorbs water and turns into a gel and attaches to food, sugars, bad cholesterol and fat in the stomach to help flush them out of your digestive system. This effectively helps reduce your risk for many life-threatening diseases, such as heart disease, certain forms of cancer, diabetes and stroke. 1
Insoluble fiber, on the other hand, does not absorb water. Instead, it goes through your digestive tract largely intact and helps cleanse it. In addition, just like soluble fiber, it also promotes regularity and helps you manage your weight by making you feel full quicker, so you can minimize or even eliminate unnecessary snacking. 1
Fiber is also prebiotic. It selectively stimulates the growth of good bacteria in the colon to help improve your overall health. Together with the gut immune system, the good bacteria in your colon and intestinal lining help keep bad bacteria from invading the gastrointestinal tract. 2
Psyllium husk is a great source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, so be sure to include it in your daily diet!
There are lots of benefits that we can gain from including enough fiber in our diet, some of which are the following:
Soluble Fiber mixes with partially digested food in the stomach.
In the small intestine, soluble fiber entraps sugar, cholesterol, and fat and slows their absorption into the body.
Insoluble Fiber and Psyllium move through the large intestine and promote regularity.
References: 1. National Fiber Council. Media FAQ. In: http://www.nationalfibercouncil.org/pdfs/mediaFAQ.pdf. Accessed 17 March 2014. 2. Slavin J. Fiber and Prebiotics: Mechanisms and Health Benefits. Nutrients. 2013. 5:1417-35.
Enjoying good food has always been a part of our Filipino culture. However, when we encounter problems with obesity and other health issues, we often think that we either need to starve ourselves to achieve our dream body, or we need to be content with bland and boring foods. These misguided practices of depriving ourselves of good, nutritious, and tasty food, are definitely NOT the best way to live life.
C-Lium Fibre provides us with a better option for enjoying good food, and living our lives to the fullest. We simply need to practice moderation, make better choices, and add enough fiber to our daily diet to help us attain a healthy lifestyle.
Nadine Tengco US CERTIFIED FITNESS NUTRITIONIST – CHEF
Studied Fitness Nutrition (NESTA CA), Weight Management (NESTA CA), Sports Nutrition (Human Kinetics USA), Naturopathic Nutrition (Stonebridge UK), Plant Based Nutrition (eCornell University), Fundamentals of Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts
Food Coach of Biggest Loser Philippines Season 1 & 2
Weight loss coach to celebrities
Consultant and creator of Diet Programs for THE SEXY CHEF
Consultant and creator of Diet and Detox Programs for Sexy Solutions by Belo
Consultant for the Philippine Olympic Commission; Philippine Taekwondo Association
Teaches lifestyle healthy cooking classes for the Center for Culinary Arts (CCA)
Creator of weight loss juicing products like SEXY DETOX, DETOX IN A BOTTLE
Creator of diet programs such as THE ANTI-PLATEAU DIET (used by Regine Velasquez) and THE SUPERBODS DIET (used by Anne Curtis, John Lloyd, The Boys Night Out)
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