High Fiber Foods

Written by Blaire Chandler-Wilcox
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High fiber foods have been medically proven to offer multiple benefits. Adequate intake of high fiber foods can result in lower risks for intestinal and cardiovascular disease. Plus, a cleaner system within has benefits that can be observed not only by the eye, but sometimes, even by the nose.

First and foremost, high fiber foods are enormously beneficial for both intestines and the cardiovascular system. Foods and supplements high in fiber help move food through the intestinal track in a safe and timely manner. In this process, the risk for intestinal cancer is dramatically reduced. Symptoms from other intestinal conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and other digestive problems may be alleviated as well. Foods that are high in fiber also absorb "bad" cholesterol, which might otherwise be lodged in the body as arterial deposits, and lead to heart attack and other cardiovascular conditions.

Further, high fiber foods can help people manage their weight in a safe and effective way. Fiber-rich foods make you feel full longer, and as a result, hunger pangs and desires for easy, non-nutritious snacks are reduced. There is also evidence that high fiber foods help control glucose levels, which is obviously beneficial for diabetics, and also for those who have obesity problems stemming from sugar rush/crash cycles.

High Fiber Foods: A Clean Body is a Beautiful Body

Beyond weight management, there may be other cosmetic pay-offs as well. A body clean of internal impurities is often reflected in clear, radiant skin and shining, healthy hair. And, for people that suffer from pronounced body odor as a result of internal blockage, people that regularly eat high fiber foods may discover that their perspiration and sweat may, in time, have a more natural, less offensive odor.


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