The plant material that are not digested and moves through the digestive tract and out of the body consist the fibers. Dietary fibers can be acquired from fruits and vegetables.
In the basis of water solubility, fibers are classified into two groups. This two groups are the Insoluble Fiber and the Soluble Fiber. The Insoluble fibers are those fibers that can absorb water, this fibers give the stool bulk decreasing the time it takes to move through the digestive tract.
Meanwhile, the soluble fiber forms a “gel” inside the intestinal tract and it binds to liver bile. in which cholesterol is attached.
This makes the soluble fiber important in removing cholesterol which resulted to a low blood cholesterol level in the blood.
There are many benefits that we can get from fibers. Fiber helps to curb the appetite which prevent over eating. It requires more chewing and absorb water and make us fell full. It also helps in slowing down the absorption of sugar and slowing down the absorption of fat.
The consumption of an amount of fiber can also help to lower LDL cholesterol and protects against the development of colon cancer.
There are three forms of soluble fiber. These are the Oat bran, the Psyllium (comes from the weed plantain), and the Rice bran.
Fibers gives a lot of benefit in our body. Eating foods with a lot of fibers is good for our health. Aside from the food mentioned above, fibers can be aquired from eating vegetables and fruits that are mostly available in the market.