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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Getting more fiber in your diet

Here's a new article by Opal Tribble (which you'll also find placed on the homepage for Vitaminstuff).

The article is titled "Dietary Fiber: Benefits of Adding Fiber to the Diet " and it provides a useful discussion of the benefits of both soluble and insoluble fiber.

One line in the article that stuck in my mind was this: "Consuming large amounts of soluble fiber has an added benefit for those suffering from diabetes; soluble fiber slows down the absorption of glucose by the small intestines".

I knew this intuitively, but hadn't given it much recent thought. However, this is why a low GI style of stealing (see the article by Opal titled " The Glycemic Index System for Ranking Carbohydrates") is beneficial for individuals with either type I or type II diabetes. And, if you'll notice, a lot of foods that have a low glycemic index rating (the lower the number, the better) are fiber rich foods.

Here's the article: " Dietary Fiber: Benefits of Adding Fiber to the Diet ".

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At February 14, 2008 11:02 AM , Blogger Rob said...

Your readers also might want to check out the Kardea Nutrition site that broadly addresses the steps for natural cholesterol management that allow many individuals to achieve the measurable cholesterol targets without resorting to medications. Soluble fiber is a component, but the role of natural plant sterols, Omega-3s,
niacin and monounsaturated fatty acids also are examined.


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