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Fiber plays an important role in lowering blood glucose

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Fiber is important and is very beneficial to your health. It aids in digestion and can lower risks of developing diabetes. Fiber can also decrease one’s chances of stroke, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease and obesity.

Fiber is usually defined by two groups; soluble and insoluble. They aren’t the only classifying descriptions of fiber. There are also viscous fibers and fermentable fibers to consider.

Viscous fibers:

These fibers help lower blood glucose after meals and reduce insulin levels. They are found in pectin’s, agar, carrageenan, guar gum and beta-glucans.

Fermentable fibers:

These fibers can improve blood glucose, produce short term fatty acids and increase stool weight. Fermentation occurs in the gut. Once those fibers reach the large intestine the colonic bacteria breaks them down.

Getting enough fiber in your system is healthy and will only improve your health, well-being, eating habits creating a healthy lifestyle beginning.

Some foods that are high in these types of fibers are: barley, beans, lentils and oats.

Lower blood glucose with fiber!

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