- Controls blood glucose levels and insulin spikes
- Useful for weight management
- Lowers blood pressure and protects against heart disease
- Lowers cholesterol
- Cleans intestines
- Absorbs toxins
A high-fiber diet may help prevent diabetes, heart disease, cancer and weight gain.
Fiber may protect against unwanted weight gain because taking fiber before or with each meal can significantly blunt the glucose-insulin surge. Too much blood glucose, and subsequent insulin spikes, predisposes people to gaining unwanted fat pounds.
Studies have examined how heart disease develops in adults, researchers linked higher dietary fiber intake with lower body weight and waist-to-hip ratios, along with a reduction in markers of heart disease risk.
Getting into the routine of taking fiber capsules before each meal especially carbohydrate rich meals, will provide optimal weight loss effects by controlling the rate of carbohydrate absorption.
Insoluble fiber is the coarse, chewy part of a plant that does not dissolve in water. It can be found in the outside tissues like fruit skins, stringy vegetables and crunchy whole grains. Insoluble fiber passes through the body largely intact, soaking up water like a sponge and adding bulk and softness to the stool.
Soluble fiber, on the other hand, is found inside plant cell walls. It gives oatmeal its gummy texture and cooked beans their mushy centers. As it passes through the digestive system, soluble fiber binds to dietary cholesterol, helping the body to eliminate it. Oats (which have the highest proportion of soluble fiber of any grain), oat bran, beans, peas, rice bran, citrus fruits, strawberries and apple pulp are full of soluble fiber.
Researchers found that the risk of having elevated levels of CRP was 63 percent lower among participants who ate a diet high in fiber. CRP was recently recognized as an independent predictor of heart disease and diabetes.
Dosage: Two capsules per day with 8 oz. of water or other fluid.