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Fiber: Essential in your diet, eating it will keep you healthy

Although it is not a nutrient, fiber is a component that cannot be lacking in our diet, due to the benefits it brings to the body. Although its benefits are many and varied, the most notable is the one it exerts on intestinal function, since it helps to regulate and prevent constipation.

Fiber: Essential in your diet, eating it will keep you healthy

Dietary fiber is found exclusively in foods of plant origin and is especially concentrated in the outer layers of these, such as the peel or skin of fruits, vegetables, legumes or cereals. It is made up of very complex and resistant molecules that our small intestine is not able to fully digest.

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The enzymes of the bacterial flora partially ferment the fiber and break it down into various chemical compounds of great importance to the body.


Benefits

Although its benefits are many and varied, the most notable is the one it exerts on intestinal function, since it helps to regulate and prevent constipation. Fiber creates solid waste and absorbs water, making the stool larger and less consistent. Thanks to this, the evacuation process is faster and more frequent.

In addition, it has other properties:

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Fiber is a component that cannot be lacking in our diet

Where do we find it?

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