Dr Bryce Fleming

Chiropractor - Author - Professional Speaker

 

 

FIBER FACTS

Many foods you eat when Fuel 4 Life are great sources of both soluble and insoluble fiber, such green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, carrots and other fruits and root vegetables with an edible peel (apples and pears). The best source of fiber is found in fruits and vegetables, which is extremely important when it comes to our health (and how much time you spend on the toilet!). I’m all for eating 6–10 servings of fresh, locally grown veggies daily.

 

Fiber comes in two varieties: soluble fiber dissolves in water, while insoluble fiber does not. Although neither type nourishes the body, they promote health in many ways. Soluble fiber binds to fatty substances in the intestines and carries them out as waste, thus lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL). It also helps regulate the body’s use of sugars, helping to keep hunger and blood sugar in check. Insoluble fiber helps push food through the intestinal tract, promoting regularity and helping prevent constipation.

 

Ideally, dietary fiber should be coming from whole food plant sources and NOT whole grains (as we have been led to believe). Many foods you eat when Fuelling 4 Life are great sources of both soluble and insoluble fiber, such green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, carrots and other fruits and root vegetables with an edible peel (apples and pears).