Types of Dietary Fiber & How It Works On The Body | Skinny Fiber

The different types of dietary fibers (soluble, insoluble, dietary, functional, total). How Skinny Fiber works in the body to help you eat less and feel full faster!

Does the name Skinny Fiber make you wonder, “Is this just another fiber pill”? If so, I would like you to understand that Skinny Fiber is not just another fiber pill. It does have a soluble fiber in it called Glucomannan which is known as “Nature's Skinny Sponge". Glucomannan is part of what helps you to feel full and eat less when you take Skinny Fiber for weight loss. It also has Caralluma Fimbriata in it. This Caralluma Fimbrita is a natural appetite suppressant as well as a cactus with both soluble and insoluble properties, though is more than JUST ANOTHER FIBER PILL because of this natural appetite suppressant as well as the two additional ingredients in Skinny Fiber which are Cha De Burge and Digestive Enzymes. In combination, all 4 ingredients together work in your body for weight loss and health. There is a link at the bottom of this article where you can learn more about all of the ingredients in Skinny Fiber and how they can help with weight loss; plus, how weight loss helps with health issues.

It is recommended that adults consume at least 32 grams of fiber daily unless you have a health condition where you doctor states a different amount of fiber for your diet. Most Americans only consume only 1/2 of this amount and need to increase the amount of fiber put into the body each day. Fiber supplements can help - Skinny Fiber is an all natural supplement.

The following explains why having this supplement with fiber is beneficial for your body; especially since most people do not get enough fiber in their diet in general and / or do not want to change the way they eat to lose weight. Although it is best to eat healthy foods in proper portions, exercise daily, drink ample water and get proper sleep – which I support and encourage completely – we all have to start somewhere and Skinny Fiber is “it” for starting weight loss and maintaining it for so many people. So, learn more about how dietary fiber works for your body and why Skinny Fiber is a product that can help you in this way!

Different Types of Fiber & What Is The Big Deal?

Dietary fiber wasn’t really a concept until the ‘70’s. It was brought to the world’s attention by a Dr. Dennis Burkitt (there after aptly nicknamed Fiber Man). He observed that people in Africa were not dying of the diseases that were killing off people in the Western world. There were virtually no cases of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks, there was no high blood pressure, diabetes, constipation, hemorrhoids and a host of others. His research revealed the only difference was in the diet; people in Africa ate a lot of fibrous foods and they didn’t eat any refined carbohydrates. So what is fiber and what are the different kinds of it? The Food and Nutrition Board gives 3 definitions as follows:

• Dietary fibers are nondigestible carbohydrates and lignin from plants. Meaning that the nondigestible dietary fiber from plants are in their pure states of nonstarch polysaccharides such as in pectin, hemicellulose, cellulose, gums, and the fibers in wheat bran and oats), lignin, oligosaccharides (fructo and insulin) and the resistant starches which are both functional and dietary fibers like sugars, seeds, bananas, processed starches and chemical starches.

• Functional fiber are taken from parts of nondigestible carbohydrates (plants) and added to foods we eat in attempt to improve their quality; this is in respect to nutritional and functional purposes (such as how they help for cooking). They do not have the exact minerals and vitamins as the fibrous foods they are taken from, though are both soluble fiber and insoluble fiber; these functional fibers are said to have certain psychological benefits that can contribute to feeling alert, energetic, sleeping well, etc. Some functional fibers you may see in foods are pectin, chitosan, gum and manufactured functional fibers include inulin, dextrins, polydextrose, etc. They are added to processed foods like fiber bars, cereals, mixes, etc. These are also referred to as isolated fibers.

• Total fiber equates to both types of fibers (dietary and functional). It does not matter how much of which because the combination of fibers contributes to your digestive health, fat processing, detoxing and more. Foods like carrots and sweet potatoes for example.

There is another classification of fiber. It is divided into 2 types of fiber: Soluble Fiber and Insoluble Fiber. Soluble fiber is digestible. It dissolves in the stomach (and in water) and forms a kind of gel that slowly moves food and toxins through your colon (slows digestion). It helps lower cholesterol levels and it also lowers glucose levels in the blood. Some common soluble fiber foods include chia seeds, carrots, apples, blueberries, strawberries, psyllium, celery, oats, barley, peas, as well as most veges and fruits; especially citrus fruits. Insoluble fiber does not dissolve as soluble fibers do. In fact, insoluble fiber absorbs water and expands in the gut which helps move food through your system. It helps with constipation. Insoluble fiber foods include flax seed, wheat, bran, tomatoes, carrots, nuts, seeds, green beans, root and green leafy vegetables, zucchini, grapes as well as the skin on fruits and vegetables.

How Dietary Fiber Works In The Body

Our bodies need the different types of fiber for digestion, fat absorption and proper nutrition. There are however classifications of different kinds of fiber that are more specific. They tell you the name of the fiber, whether it is soluble or insoluble and where you can get it from. It also outlines its benefits. Here are some examples:

Cellulose or Hemicelluloses
This is an insoluble fiber and it is found in nuts, whole wheat, whole grains, bran, seeds, edible brown rice and skins of produce like tomatoes and apples and carrots. This is what will help reduce constipation and it also helps in weight loss. Eat more of it and you may drop a few pounds.

Inulin Oligofructose
This one is soluble and it is found in onions, by-products of sugar production and also from beets or chicory root. Because it is rare that most people get to eat these things, this fiber is usually added to processed foods. It increases beneficial bacteria in the gut which in turn helps reduce infection.

It is soluble and it is found in rye, flax and in some vegetables. It is good for heart health and for immunity but people who are gluten intolerant should be careful with Lignin.

Mucilage Beta-Glucans
It is soluble and it is found in oats, oat bran, beans, peas, barley, flaxseed, berries, soybeans, bananas, oranges, apples and carrots. It is good for lowering cholesterol, it reduces the chances of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes but again, people who are gluten intolerant may react to some of the foods that provide this fiber.

Resistant Starch
It is soluble and it is found in unripe bananas, oatmeal, and legumes. It is added to many processed foods. It helps with weight management because it keeps you full.

How This Applies To Skinny Fiber & Weight Loss

These are just some of the specific fiber groups; there are more, but this provides a proper explanation of the different types of dietary fibers and why the main dietary fiber in Skinny Fiber (glucomannan) and the Caralluma Fimbriata fiber that is useful to you.

>>> Learn more about the benefits of the ingredients in this natural weight loss product at What Is Skinny Fiber? <<<

That page has a break down from research on each ingredient and specifically how the Glucomannan in Skinny Fiber for weight loss and your health in general. Glucomannan is highly recommended by Doctor Oz as well as other health professionals. It is what helps you to feel full, so that you eat less when taking Skinny Fiber each day. You can also contact me directly with any questions!

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