Fiber- Your best friend in weight-loss!
Fiber has abundant benefits and is an integral part of a healthy and a balanced diet. So it surprising why we all don’t depend on it for weight reduction as much as we should.
What is fiber?
Fiber is that part of fruits, vegetables, and grains that doesn't get digested but travels through your entire digestive system and out, cleansing it along the way. Since our bodies don't have the enzymes to break down fiber, we don’t absorb it, so we don't get calories from it.
It satiates hunger without gifting you any additional calories!
Yes! Fiber provides absolutely no calories, which means it satisfies your hunger pangs, preventing you from snacking and keeps you healthy without adding any weight to your body. It slows down the early digestive process in the stomach, which helps to keep you feeling full for longer, preventing you from consuming as many calories throughout the day, as you normally would. Fiber also increases the production of "good bacteria" in the colon, helping in increasing your immunity.
Binge on fiber during breakfast
Breakfast is the best time to pack in a good amount of fiber. Try to find a breakfast cereal that has at least 5 grams of fiber per serving. A high-fiber breakfast helps you stay full until lunch without cravings for snacks. Also, do remember to get your share of fiber during rest of the day through the intake of fruits and vegetables as well as whole grains to get your fair share of nutrients and energy minus the calories.