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How Fiber Plays An Important Role In Controlling blood sugar level

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Eat more Veggies and Cereals? Have you been hearing this since your childhood days? Of Course, a lot of us have heard this but ignored it. Do you know the fact that most fruits, vegetables and cereals are rich in fiber? Dietary fiber is best known for its ability to keep the digestive system healthy by slowing the absorption of sugar and fats from food. "Fiber promotes good bowel health, lowers the risk of cancer and heart disease, and also controls your blood sugar in a certain way," explains Amy Kranick. As a result, it means that when the fiber is digested, our body handles it differently t
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“Fiber helps reduce cholesterol levels – and lowers triglyceride levels, too!”
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Does Fiber help you lose weight?

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Eating junk and maintaining body weights are like two different sides of the coin. It is very necessary to keep your appetite and weight in check. In order to achieve both, fiber plays a very important role. Fiber is super filling and wholesome. But do you know what fibers are?Fibers are also known as Dietary Fibers, which are parts of plant-based foods that cannot be absorbed by our body and pass out of our digestive system relatively intact. Food components like fats, Carbohydrates and proteins are absorbed by our bodies leading to obesity, whereas fiber helps to maintain a healthy weight. A
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Gut microbiome is important for human health as gut bacteria have important metabolic and protective functions. Gut bacteria process fermentable fiber which are not digested in stomach and small intestine. Gul bacteria also synthesize important vitamins vitamin K, biotin, and folate, which is needed for blood clotting, and the B vitamins. Its protective function includes maintain intestinal lining that prevent the entry of harmful bacteria in blood stream. The food that we eat greatly affects the gut health by impacting the population of good and bad bacteria. Choosing right food can keep
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Gut Microbiome

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   The Microbiome: The microbiome is the aggregate of microorganisms in a specific environment (such as the human body). The human gastrointestinal tract contains 1,000 bacterial species. These species are classified into two categories- beneficial bacteria and harmful bacteria which are potentially disease-causing strains. Beneficial Bacteria produce certain vitamins and short-chain fatty acids, check the growth of harmful bacteria, improve our immune system and our health in many ways.     Implications for Health: An individual's microbiome is unique and is influenced by factors like die
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“Fiber helps reduce cholesterol levels – and lowers triglyceride levels, too!”
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Daily Habits and Gut Health

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  According to a certified nutritionist and health coach Erin Akey “Gut health boosts the immune system as it produces 70-80 % serotonin used by the brain”. Gut health also affects mental health, weight, blood sugar, and liver. Good gut health depends on the count of good and bad bacteria known as Gut Biome. The gut biome diversifies based on diet, lifestyle, and environmental factors therefore our regular daily habits could be hurting our gut health. Harmless things that can affect gut Lack of Exercise Studies suggest that physical activity can alter your gut bacteria and support gut heal
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Prebiotics and Ulcerative Colitis

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By acting as food for helpful bacteria in the gut, prebiotics can contribute to a healthier digestive system. People who have ulcerative colitis (UC) commonly known as stomach ulcer generally know about probiotics, but they seldom know about prebiotics supplements. Prebiotics found in food or supplements can also help you to maintain a healthy digestive system, especially if you suffer from ulcerative colitis. They help in developing and maintaining diverse and balanced population of gut bacteria which are important for people with ulcerative colitis commonly known as stomach Ulcer.
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Age and the Digestive System

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Getting older gives more time to relax and enjoy life but also increases digestive health challenges. Studies suggest nearly 40% of older adults have one or more age-related digestive symptoms. Constipation becomes a common problem with ageing due to the number of age-related factors highlighted below: Ageing changes bowel habits leading to constipation with symptoms of infrequent, difficult or painful bowel movements and hard, dry stool.Ageing slows down muscle contraction that pushes the food through the digestive tract. It reduces the food movement and increases water absorption through
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Stress and Digestive Health

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According to Faith Dickerson, our brain and gut are more in synchronization than we may realize. The gut is often referred to as ‘the second brain’ of the body. For instance, the very thought of food can cause the stomach to produce digestive juices. The brain and gut are in constant communication with each other. This direct relationship sensitizes our gastrointestinal system to emotions and its reactions such as stress. The condition of the gastrointestinal tract and therefore a person’s overall digestive health can often be traced to their state of mind. In fact, emotional stress can wreak
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“Fiber helps reduce cholesterol levels – and lowers triglyceride levels, too!”
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Fermented Foods and Digestive Health

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What are Fermented Foods? Fermentation produces some of the world’s favourite foods and beverages like wine, beer, yogurt and even chocolate and coffee. Fermentation prolongs the freshness of grains, vegetables and milk during different seasons. Fermented foods are also considered easy to digest and have great health benefits. Pickles, raw cheese, yogurt, apple cider vinegar are good examples of fermented food.   What is Fermentation? Fermentation is a natural process through which micro-organisms like yeast and bacteria convert carbs — such as starch and sugar — into alcohol or acids. The
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Fiber and Type-2 Diabetes

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Many of us have heard that fiber is beneficial to our digestive health however high-fiber foods are also a healthy way to control high blood sugar and blood cholesterol. What is Type-2 Diabetes?  Type-2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and in fact it is so common in India that the country is called ‘The Diabetes Capital of The World’. It is a chronic condition affecting the body's ability to process sugar (glucose) for energy, leading to dangerously high levels of blood glucose. It develops when the body becomes less sensitive to insulin- a hormone essential for bringing glucos
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Fiber’s role in fixing constipation

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 On an average, 20% Indians suffer from constipation. Can a wheat based fiber be a solution for it ? On an average, 20% Indians suffer from constipation. It is difficult to have a universal definition of constipation as bathroom habits differ from person to person. We can say that dry hard and difficult to pass stool are the primary signs of constipation. Weekly frequency of bowel movements is also used as a measure of constipation. If a person has less than three bowel movements a week then they can be diagnosed with constipation. A common piece of advice to treat constipation is to consu
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Weighing in: Weight management with the help of fiber

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There’s no magic pill, potion or diet for weight loss, no matter what the internet says. But there is an amazing nutrient that’s essential to helping manage or lose weight. It’s fiber – something most of us aren’t getting nearly enough of in our diet. Eating fiber-rich foods like apples and broccoli may help – but unless you’re eating upwards of 8 apples or 12 cups of broccoli a day, you’re not likely to reach the 25 to 38 grams of fiber recommended daily. That’s where fiber supplements like myfy come in. The Benefits of Soluble Fiber: More Satisfied, Less Cravings Fiber is digeste
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“Fiber helps reduce cholesterol levels – and lowers triglyceride levels, too!”
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Heart Health: Fiber can help you say “bye” to triglycerides

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Triglycerides are trending right now – and like the latest binge-worthy TV show, they’re something you want to watch closely. But what are they, exactly? What do they have to do with heart health? And how can fiber – as well as fiber supplements like myfy – help? What are triglycerides? Triglycerides are the converted calories your body doesn’t immediately need, stored in your fat cells to be used as energy later – released by hormones as needed. They’re also an important measure of heart health – an even more significant indicator of cardiovascular disease than cholesterol! Trigl
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Beating diabetes: How fiber can help regulate blood sugar

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No one starts out looking for an unhealthy relationship. As many of us know all too well, they just sort of… happen. But ending one means identifying it in the first place – like the unhealthy relationship between our American diet and sugar – one that’s leading to more and more Americans developing type 2 diabetes every day. The good news is, whether your goal is diabetes management or diabetes prevention, a fiber-rich diet is a great place to start. A high-fiber diet – one that includes 25 to 38 grams of fiber daily – can help regulate your body’s responses and help you feel fuller for l
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What’s in your gut? How fiber can help with digestion

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They say, “trust your gut feeling.” But before you put your faith in your gut, you might want to consider what else you’re putting in there, too! After all, your gut – or digestive system, often called the “second brain” in terms of health and wellness – is the main source of contact between you and the rest of the world. In fact, it represents almost 70% of your immune system. So how does fiber help digestion? Soluble fiber – the type found in myfy fiber supplement – actually helps support your gut health and your immune system by promoting the growth of beneficial prebiotic bacteria and
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