Fibre is great for dieting as it can add to your portion size and make you feel fuller, without adding calories.
The body doesn’t digest fibre, so it helps the body to digest other things like sugars and carbs more slowly.
Apart from being a great weight loss aid, fibre is good for keeping you regular, lowering cholesterol levels and stabilizing blood sugar levels.
There are two main types of fibre, Soluble and insoluble fibre.
Soluble fibre is good for stabilizing blood sugar levels, as it becomes gel-like when it mixes with water. When your blood sugar levels don’t fall through the floor causing you to crave something sweet and carb-rich, you bring down your calorie count for weight loss, as well as avoiding the increased risk of other complications like diabetes.
This is great for the digestion and ensures everything runs smoothly in your bowels. You can find insoluble fibre in foods like vegetables, nuts and whole wheat.
The key to weight loss is eating foods that are high in fibre, whilst keeping your calorie intake low. When you get enough fibre, you feel fuller for longer meaning that you can bring down your calorie count as you do not have to eat as much at meal time.
Foods High in Fibre
Some high-fibre foods to include in your diet are:
- Leafy green vegetables
- Beans (black, pinto, kidney)
- Whole grains
- Fresh fruit
The best, easiest diet to follow is the Manna Diet as given in the free e-book. The Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement is a high fibre supplement which can give you most of the fibre benefits as depicted above. The Manna Low GI Shakes are the shakes with the highest amount of fibre on the market.