Saturday, September 18, 2021
 Your Physical Health And Well Being

Dietary Fibre Aids Weight Reduction

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Want to lose weight and sustain a healthy weight?  Try eating dietary fibre.

Dietary fibre not only helps to reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, diverticulitis and constipation but its also an effective weight loss stimulator.

There are two types of dietary fibre, insoluble and soluble. Both types function very differently, yet each is essential to a healthy diet, beneficial for your body and weight maintenance.

The main role of fibre is to keep your digestive system healthy but if you're overweight and want some help losing weight start eating foods high in dietary fibre

High-fiber foods make you feel full and they are low in calories. So, trim down your waistline with a high-fibre diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts.

  1. Whole foods offer the kind of fibre that best facilitates weight loss because those high-fibre foods are also low in calories.
  2. Dietary fibre does its part to prevent obesity and it aids in weight management. It's another line of attack to help stem obesity as you increase your consumption of dietary fibre with fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes.
  3. Dietary fibre adds bulk to your meals keeping you feeling full without adding unwanted calories, this helps you control your weight.

Research studies suggest that fibre positively affects hunger by changing hormone levels, particularly those involved in appetite suppression. The result is fibre makes you less hungry because it helps your body produce a chemical which changes brain cells that control hunger.

The best way to keep extra pounds at bay is to control your hunger. Thankfully, your intake of either soluble or insoluble fibre increases satiety and curbs appetite.

  • A variety of things affect hunger, including when you eat, the number of fats, carbohydrates, protein, fibre and water content in your meals.
  • But, eating fibre will give a boost to your weight reduction efforts. Fibrous foods also can take longer to chew, giving your brain time to get the signal that you have had enough to eat.
  • It's essential to eat a wide variety of fibres to gain the full health benefits of fibre because no one fibre is complete with all the nutrients.

Just remember adding large amounts of fibre in your diet all at once is not recommended even though high-fibre foods are good for your health.

So, consult with your health professional.