Soluble vs. insoluble fiber. Which one is better for your diet plan? Find out what the differences are

Having a healthy diet is becoming more common, but what type of fiber is more recommended? Read on and discover their differences

Today we live in a world where physical appearance is important, and a healthy lifestyle is becoming more and more common. Eating healthy, exercising and always being active has become part of our day

It is common to see how in different dietary plans they always recommend including fiber, but do you really know what the attributes of this type of food are? Today we will explain to you what they are and what are their benefits

There are 2 different types of fiber, soluble and insoluble fiber. Both are important for health, digestion and disease prevention.

Soluble fiber attracts water and turns to gel during digestion. It also slows down gastric emptying and absorption of some nutrients in the intestine. Like sugars, it therefore helps control blood sugar because it slows absorption. This can lower blood cholesterol levels, which decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Its effect is responsible for feeling the sensation of fullness or satiety, which is very useful to fulfill your eating plan

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This type of fiber is found in oat bran, barley, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, peas, and some fruits and vegetables. It is also found in psyllium, a common fiber supplement. Some types of soluble fiber may help decrease the risk of heart disease.

Insoluble fiber is fiber that does not absorb water and often gives a greater sense of satiety, which can help reduce hunger between meals. It is also able to increase the volume of intestinal contents. This effect produces a mechanical stimulation of the intestinal transit, favoring the evacuation.

Insoluble fiber is found in foods such as wheat bran, vegetables and whole grains.

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Both are necessary to fulfill a healthy diet since they have different properties and effects that are beneficial to our health, so nutritionists recommend including both in different nutritional plans for a balanced diet 

Daniel Pire

Estudiante de Farmacia de la Universidad Central de Venezuela. Fanático de aprender cosas nuevas cada día. Redactor de ColombiaHoy.News y anteriormente Mui.In. Me gusta mantenerme al día con temas tecnológicos y los medios de comunicación. Los tópicos de salud y biotecnología son mis preferidos. Apasionado por conocer un lugar nuevo siempre que sea posible! La cocina y la comida son mi ruta de escape para cualquier ocasión.+ info

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