Fibre and nutrition: all the benefits for you
Do you know that dietary fibre is essential for staying healthy? The World Health Organization says so, which recommends daily consumption of at least 25g per day: an excellent reason to find out what dietary fibres are and, above all, where we can find them!
MANY FIBERS, MANY BENEFITS
Fibres are those parts of plant foods found in vegetables, legumes, cereals and fresh, dried and dried fruit. Based on their composition, they can be soluble or insoluble, thus generating different benefits in our body: let's immediately discover the advantages of soluble fibres!
1 - AGAINST CONSTIPATION
Do you know that around 1 in every 7 adults in the UK and about 16 out of 100 adults in the US suffer from constipation and that 85% of them are women? To counteract it by avoiding pain, abdominal swelling, flatulence and headaches, fibres are of great help because they regulate intestinal activity by protecting the intestine.
2 - INCREASE THE SENSE OF SATIETY
For a varied and balanced diet, adequate consumption of fibre is necessary, which, among other things contributing to slowing gastric emptying and the assimilation of nutrients, help to prolong the sense of satiety and, therefore, to keep appetite under control.
3 - REDUCE SUGAR ABSORPTION
Among the beneficial effects of soluble fibre, combined with carbohydrates in a varied and correct diet, they contribute to the metabolism of sugars, thus helping to control their effects on the body and prevent overweight and obesity.
SOME LAST GOOD ADVICE
As you may have guessed, following a diet as varied as possible is the prerequisite for integrating the right amount of fibre recommended by