Food full of fiber is helping you to prevent heart disease. According to the Food and Drug Administration, a person should consume about 25g of fibre daily. It is definitely a good eating habit, but how?

Fiber, also known as dietary fiber, is a type of carbohydrate found in plant foods and there are two types of it. One is soluble fiber which dissolves in water, and the other type is insoluble fiber which doesn’t dissolve in water. You could find the aforementioned types of fiber in most plant-based food. Both soluble and insoluble fiber can be found in fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

Soluble fiber plays a significant role in lowering the low-density lipoprotein (also known as “bad cholesterol”) levels in the blood. It also slows digestion so that nutrients will be absorbed to the bloodstream efficiently.

Insoluble fiber provides “bulk” for the formation of stool in the digestive system and also, it accelerates the movement of food. It aids the digestive system in expelling waste and preventing constipation.

According to a recent research study published in The Lancet – which was based on results from 243 studies – about 4,600 people were revealed to be in good health due to higher consumption of dietary fiber.

What is important is the fact that consuming good carbohydrates will lead you towards better results. After all, a person must eat to live and let’s not forget that, to have a healthy body, it is necessary to add more plant-based food to your meal.

Oshitha Narangoda
(Reference: Medical News Today, Medical Daily, Harvard Health Publishing,