Eat Indian Food and get more FIBER!!
What is Fiber
We know we need fiber and Doctors recommend it, but have you ever asked yourself what it is and how it works for your body?
There are two main types of fiber, and they’re both important but function differently in our bodies.
This type of fiber dissolves in our bodies. When consumed, it forms a mucus, gel type substance that slows down digestion. You might be asking yourself, why would I want to slow down my digestion?
That is an excellent question and here’s the answer:
Foods that are rich in soluble fiber are HIGH in nutrients and LOW in calories. The gel type build up that these foods cause, gives you the feeling that you are full. These foods trick your brain into thinking it had lots of food, but in reality you didn’t.
Soluble fiber also slows down the digestion of foods high in sugar and cholesterol. They are like the bodies security guards. Foods high in cholesterol and sugar create havoc and unbalance in the system and fiber comes in to regulate and create balance in the body.
This type of fiber does not dissolve in our bodies and has an almost laxative type effect.
Because insoluble fiber isn’t broken down like most foods, they pass relatively quickly through the body and help with constipation.
Insoluble fiber also regulates and balances pH levels in our body and works especially hard in regulating acids in the gut, and keeping our pH levels on the alkaline side.
- whole wheat
- brown rice
- green leafy vegetables
Insoluble and Soluble Fiber
The beautiful thing about Indian food is many dishes contain both soluble and insoluble fiber. This means that you get the nutrient and feeling satiated benefits.
We have listed our favorite high fiber recipes for you. They are easy to make, delicious and healthy! We at Bharat Bazar are sincerely wishing you all a healthy and prosperous 2018.
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