Do you have high cholesterol? Increase your fiber!
Do you have high blood pressure? Increase your fiber!
Are you overweight? Increase your fiber!
What is it with fiber (also known as roughage)? It seems to play a role in just about all our health problems.
Well, as far as blood pressure and cholesterol go, dietary fiber binds to cholesterol in circulation and helps remove it from the body. Research has shown that for every 1-2 grams of daily soluble fiber intake, LDL (bad) cholesterol is lowered 1%.
On the weight control side of things, fiber increases satiety (how full you feel), aiding efforts to lose weight and/or maintain a healthy weight.
Four Things You Need to Know to Make Dietary Fiber Work for You:
1. There are two types of fiber.
Insoluble fiber remains relatively intact as it passes through the digestive system. The primary function of insoluble fiber is to move waste ...
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Breathing difficulty Throat swelling
Eyes, ears, nose, and throat
Severe pain or burning in the throat, nose, eyes, ears, lips, or tongue Vision loss
Heart and blood
Collapse Low blood pressure
Abdominal pain - severe Blood in the stools Burns of the esophagus (food pipe) Nausea Vomiting (may be bloody)
Convulsions Depression Dizziness Drowsiness Feeling of being drunk (euphoria) Headache Loss of alertness (unconsciousness) Seizures Staggering Weakness
Burns Irritation Necrosis (holes) in the skin or underlying tissues
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