If you’re here, then you already know that eating certain types of food in certain type of ways can help you lose weight.
Dietary fiber is one of those types of foods that can help you lose weight.
Although it is a very important nutrient, it’s often overlooked by people. People are too obsessed with counting calories, and carbs that they forget there’s anything known as dietary fiber.
While not undermining the effect of counting calories and reducing carbs for weight loss, eating the right type of fiber can also help you lose weight.
We’re trying to make use of all of our options here.
If you’re trying to lose weight, you should make use of all the options available to you, especially if it isn’t going to take you anything to do it.
Talking about fiber, there are two types. Soluble and insoluble fiber, named according to their ability to dissolve in water. Soluble fiber can dissolve in water while insoluble fiber does not.
Though both types are good for you, not all types of fiber will help you lose weight.
The work of insoluble fiber is to bulk up or add content to your stool. Making it easier for you to poop.
On the other hand, soluble fiber significantly affects your health, your metabolism and your weight.
How fiber (Prebiototic) helps you lose weight
About 100 trillion bacteria live in your large intestine. These bacteria helps you in many ways. They help to control your weight, your blood sugar, immunity, fights inflammation (usually associated with obesity) and even helps your brain function properly.
These bacteria don’t survive on nothing. What feeds them for the most part is soluble fiber which is usually found in plant food such as beans and legumes, brussel sprouts, oats and flax seeds.
They also make use of some insoluble fiber like resistant starch to survive and thrive.
The point is, if you don’t eat enough of these foods (soluble fiber) to help your friendly gut bacteria stay healthy, they decline and don’t do their job of helping you to lose weight and maintain your body functions properly.
So, whatever type of diet you’re on, if you’re not getting results, then maybe you’ve ignored these little guys working tirelessly in your gut to control your weight and keep you healthy.
Start eating more foods rich in fiber especially soluble or viscous fiber to help keep the bacteria in your gut healthy allowing them to thrive, to work for you inside, help you lose weight and stay healthy.
However, you have to pare this with healthy lifestyle change. Eating fiber alone will not give you the level of fitness you want, but paring it with a good lifestyle, eating healthy whole foods will do that.
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