For the first time, I began to take fiber from the store when I had an exacerbation of gastritis and the doctor forbade eating vegetables and fruits. I had a stronger stomach ache from them. But … it stopped eating natural fiber, and problems of a different nature began. It was here that I was advised of fiber from a box that is sold in ordinary grocery stores.
That was joy when I learned that in addition to the benefits for digestion, fiber also helps in losing weight. But first things first.
What is human fiber for?
Generally, fiber is a plant fiber found in fruits and vegetables. In humans, fiber, mixed with liquid, turns into a kind of jelly, where beneficial bacteria begin to multiply.
These bacteria make up the normal intestinal microflora, which is necessary for good digestion. That is why gastroenterologists unanimously assert that it is necessary to eat so many fruits and vegetables a day.
But not only in this use of fiber! They often say: eat live vitamins, increase immunity. Yes, of course, in fruits and vegetables are vitamins that are needed to maintain immunity.
However, another is also known – most of our immunity is produced in the intestines. Hence, the healthier the intestines, the stronger the immune system. And fiber in this process plays a significant role.
It turns out that with the help of fiber, we kill – no, I’d rather say, we catch! – at once two birds with one stone: we promote digestion and increase immunity.
In nature, fiber is found in large quantities in many fruits, legumes, seaweed, oats, and barley.
Lose weight with fiber
And some side effects of fiber, some began to use the most direct way!
It turns out that by swelling in the stomach, fiber creates a feeling of fullness, and it seems to a person that he is full. Believe me, the feeling of hunger after eating fiber will overtake you much later than without it.
In addition, fiber helps cleanse the body, helps to remove slags, and waste products do not stagnate.
These properties of natural fibers began to be used by nutritionists. Many diets include in the composition of natural or isolated from the plants in its pure form fiber.
But it is believed that pure fiber for weight loss is much more effective than the one that the body itself extracts from vegetables or fruits. Yes, and my health took to take just that.
I read about a diet that consists of almost one kefir, to which two spoons of fiber are added at each intake, plus it is allowed to eat 200 grams of any other food per day.
Since I do not like diets, I have a much better taste for another diet: eat everything you wish, but add three teaspoons of fiber three times a day to food.
I tried two types of fiber: one was very fine, and was called – powder, the second large, with the addition of calamus.
The instructions to fine fiber was written: use 20 minutes before meals, mixed with water. I tried it once, no more. My throat was very tight, as if all this powder had settled on it.
Began to add to food: in soups, watery cereals, even in some salads. And when she bought a large fiber, she added more often to fermented milk products: yoghurts, kefir – she had a bit of some flavor.
I haven’t lost much much, I won’t brag. But I did not set such a goal. Something came down on the body – and I already feel good! The tummy has gone considerably and the folds in the abdomen have noticeably decreased.
I think eating fiber is good anyway – both for beauty and for health.