NutriMap Supplements Fiber for Fat Loss

June 6th, 2012, 02:06:17 admin

Blog Article: 5/7/2012               Topic: Fiber

       It seems like every scientific research article that comes out on fiber is beneficial. Statistics have shown that the average American takes in about 5-15 grams of fiber per day. That number is not even close to what we want to shoot for. With such a low amount of daily fiber, you will see a slower rate of passage in the colon, which provides more time for toxins and carcinogens to build up in your digestive tract. Healthy adults should ingest about 25-35 grams of soluble fiber daily. Here’s a general breakdown of how fiber allows less fat to be absorbed by your body:

       Let’s say you take in a 10-gram hit of soluble fiber (oats, flaxseed, berries) for your breakfast. When you combine that amount of fiber with water, it turns into a gel-like substance as it passes through your digestive tract. This gel like substance attaches to fat and cholesterol, not allowing them to be absorbed. Not a bad way to start the morning. That’s just one small part of how fiber can work for you, lets not forget about all the other benefits, to name a few:

  •  Increasing bacterial mass of the stool (helps you go regularly)
  • Decrease the absorption of glucose and increase the glucose content of stool (helps regulate blood sugar levels)
  • Aids in secreting pathogens and toxins in the stool

       Shoot for taking in more fiber in your daily diet, especially for breakfast, but for all you extremists out there, don’t get all excited and start smashing down as much fiber as you can through foods and supplements. Most professionals recommended 25-35 grams per day for a reason. Too much fiber (greater than 50g/day) may impair the absorption of several mineral elements and could cause deficiencies in essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins that you need.


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