In a report, it has been found that consumption of fiber foods works very well in natural weight loss. Actually fibers do not get digested by the human digestive system and it passes out from the colons taking all the waste material with it. It provides bulk and softens the stools thereby helping in regular bowel movements and avoiding constipation. In the intestine, fiber produces a gel which binds the bile acids and this leads the lever to convert cholesterol into bile thereby reducing cholesterol levels.
You will be surprised to know that diseases like obesity, diabetes, colon diseases etc. are minimal in countries where the population has a regular dose of fiber in their diet. Fibers are excellent means to have a healthy digestive system. Fiber makes people feel less hungry on account of its bulk and reduces appetite resulting in natural weight loss. It also helps the body in controlling blood sugar.
The ancient ayurvedic medicine system recommends consumption of fiber rich vegetables in large quantities to get rid of all the toxins from your body. Removal of toxins automatically ensures removal of excess fat from your body.
Foods that are highly rich in fibers are oat bran, corn bran, rice bran and wheat bran. Foods with medium fiber contents are whole grains, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat flour, oatmeal-rolled oats, steel cut oats, wheat-oat flour, corn meal and brown rice.
Foods that are low in fiber and that needs to be avoided are white flour (bleached or unbleached), pasta, cream of wheat, oat flour, corn starch, white rice. One important aspect of fiber and weight loss is drinking lots of water. Water makes the fiber swell and work better.
Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.
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