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Fiber Rich Food can influence weight gain, blood sugar


One bold resolution for New Year is maintaining a healthier diet which is very common to start a new journey. Sticking to a balanced nutritious diet is not a big, complex plan, Keeping it simple can lead to success.


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According to a new research, a fiber-rich diet can influence weight gain, colon health, and blood sugar. Calories and fiber both matters in a healthy diet. Research published in the journal Cell Host and Microbe explained how and why fiber has such a powerful impact on the whole body.

Andrew Gewirtz, from Georgia State University in the US, stated that after understanding the mechanism of the healthier diet, we can exploit different ways to promote health. The understanding will allow ways to modify diets to maximize those benefits.

Fruits, legumes, vegetables, and whole grains contain fiber in various forms. Western diets which are high in fats and sugars but low in fiber causes risk of inflammatory bowel diseases, weight gain, and diabetes.

“It is becoming increasingly clear that the average person’s fiber intake in a Western country has drastically reduced over the past few decades,” said Fredrik Backhed, from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

The researchers conducted two research and both concluded that the lack of fiber results in bacteria encroaching into the mucus layer and bacteria promotes low-grade inflammation which contributes to metabolic syndrome, according to Gewirtz.

Gewirtz also said that your diet not only depends on fiber but also depends on which bacteria you carry. So, before using fiber supplements as a treatment, more study is needed.