You might hear a lot of women mostly saying they are on a diet. The question is, “Are they on a proper diet”? We used to believe that whenever we cut a portion of our usual consumption, then we are doing the right kind of diet. Well, the world got a hundred lists of diet options, but are you doing it right? Is it really what your body needs or your ideal diet plan?

Be careful, inappropriate practice will lead to serious diseases. Fiber has long known to aid and boost good digestive health and constancy, but those are only two of the countless benefits of fiber. Inadequate fiber intake can cause several diseases, whereas the consumption of the suggested amount and levels, gives many health benefits.

The two different types of fibers are soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber dissolves in water. It helps in lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, maintain the normal glucose levels, and avert colon cancer as it hastens the movement of the food through the intestines thereby decreasing the time of carcinogen exposure. Usually found in carrots, beans, oats, peas, barley, broccoli, carrots, potatoes, apples, citrus fruits, and psyllium. Insoluble fiber greatly helps those who are experiencing constipation or irregular bowel movement as it helps in the movement of food through your digestive system by muscle stimulation of the digestive tract and increases the stool bulk. Also, it helps with digestive tract disorders such as hemorrhoids and diverticulitis. Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water and can be found in wheat bran, whole-wheat flour, beans, brown rice, nuts, seed, and peelings of fruits and vegetables.

Dietary fiber incorporates everything in plant matter that can’t be digested or absorbed. Unlike carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, fiber passes thru the stomach, intestines, and colon significantly intact. The recommended daily fiber consumption for women is 25 grams, while 30 grams for men. Though this is very helpful, too much of something will always have a negative result to the body. Excessive consumption of fiber can cause dehydration, intestinal discomfort, and nutrients malabsorption.