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Benefits of Fiber Essential in Living the Good Life

Posted by on Jul 27, 2011 in Fitness, Health | 0 comments

Health is Wealth!  And you can never enjoy your luxury without energy and a healthy digestive system :)

A healthy lifestyle involves proper exercise and a well-balanced diet composed of foods low in fat and sugar and rich in fiber such as fruits and vegetables.

Fiber-rich products soon invade the market and attract not just the health-conscious people but also those who want to push for healthy living. People who want to lose weight also take interest in foods that have high fiber content.

 

Weight Loss

One of the reasons why fiber is popular is because of its ability to reduce weight.

There are three reasons why it is effective in losing weight.

1.  First, it delays digestion of food in the intestines that’s why a person feels full for a longer time.

2.  Second, since fibrous foods require longer chewing time, the brain sends signals to its appetite center that food supply is enough. In addition, the production of additional saliva and stomach juices due to prolonged chewing also help fill the stomach.

3.  Lastly, fiber promotes regular waste elimination.

More benefits of Fiber

1. trip to the toilet made easy! 😛

Fiber prevents bowel movement disorders like constipation, hemorrhoids, divecticulosis, diverticulitis, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) from occurring. Fiber absorbs water from the bowels and eventually softens and increases the bulk of stools. A bulky and soft stool is easier to eliminate thereby preventing the build-up of fecal wastes in the body.

2. Improves over-all health condition

Not many people may be aware of this, but fiber improves one’s over-all health condition. Soluble fiber found in oats and beans is found to lower the bad cholesterol level of the body and slows down the absorption of sugar in the body. This way, the body maintains its normal glucose level and the risk of diabetes is reduced. A diet rich in fiber also reduces blood pressure and controls inflammation, preventing heart diseases.

3. Prevent diseases

Aside from heart ailments, several studies proved that fiber-rich foods also prevent the occurrence of certain diseases like diabetes and cancer.

Experts believe that fiber plays an important role in preventing certain kinds of cancer like colon, ovarian, and breast cancer. For instance, colon cancer can be avoided if one’s diet is rich in fiber because it nourishes healthy bacteria in the colon to prevent toxic substances and carcinogens from attacking the intestines. Fiber produces a certain fatty acid called butyrate that helps prevent colon cancer.

High-fiber diet is also the simplest way to fight diabetes. Fiber regulates the glucose level in the body since it slowly absorbs the sugar. A regular glucose level is important to reduce the risk of getting diabetes.

 

Where I get my rich source of fiber :)

I must admit, I am not a veggie fan but I am slowly introducing it more and more to my daily diet because I know that my body needs it.  But there’s one fiber source I love to take and it gives me more than just fiber!

Give your body the right amount of fiber and nutrients it needs by including Easy Pha-max wheatgrass in your daily diet. Every sachet of this all-natural product contains the essential elements—carbohydrates, proteins, fatty acids, 17 amino acids, 13 vitamins, 10 minerals, more than 100 types of enzymes, chlorophyll, and fiber— needed by the body to keep it strong and healthy.

It’s also available in can and you can buy it in 7/11 stores! Lucky we have 7/11 by our pole dance venue!  There are times where I’m hungry but couldn’t eat an hour before pole class, so I just drink this instead 😀  I personally love the honey flavor!  It tastes like a cool cereal drink or horlicks 😀 I’m sure you’ll love it too!

You can buy the products – pure and honeyed flavor – in affordable value packs in leading drugstores like Mercury, Watsons, Rose Pharmacy, Manson, Med Express, Curamed Pharmacy and at Easy Pha-max kiosks located at SM, Robinsons, Landmark, Shopwise, S&R, Cherry Foodarama, Market! Market!, Gaisano, Boracay Budgetmart. More info can be read on www.wheatgrasscan.com or you can call them at 890-1111.

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