It is hard
to read anything about health without seeing articles on the benefits
of fiber. However, most people don't get enough fiber because even
in the healthiest food there is very little of a specific fiber
called soluble fiber. (Please click
here for a discussion of the differences between soluble
and insoluble fiber)
shown that daily consumption of soluble fiber is an essential part
of any weight loss program as well as being beneficial for maintaining
a healthy cardiovascular system helping to support healthy levels
of c-reactive protein, insulin, glucose, cholesterol, LDL cholesterol,
The benefits of fiber are well known but the difficulty is actually
getting enough to have a benefit. Some people don't want to take
more pills or deal with fiber powders that clump up in the glass
and taste horrible as they are going down. Others experiences gastrointestinal
difficulties becasue they start out taking too much fiber.
The benefits of fiber are so conclusive that you must make an effort
to get into a habit of consuming fiber before each meal.
Most doctors don't know that one of the main causes of aging is
the high insulin levels that spike to very high levels after meals
and stay elevated longer than is necessary. This insulin spike contributes
to damage to the body's arterial system and leads to the deposition
of excess fat. Taking a fiber supplement before a meal decreaes
both the absorption of carbohydrates and the high insulin spike
after your meal.
There is one form of soluble fiber that outshines the others and
that is called Glucomannan. Glucomannan has been shown to do four
things in the body that aid in weight loss and anti-aging:
- Decreases carbohydrate absorption
- Decreases the high insulin spike after meals
- Helps to decrease your appetitie by swelling to a large volume
and helps trigger the satiety reflex in the brain that tells you
that you have eaten enough before you overeat!
- Helps rid the body of excess cholesterol.
The benefits of glucomannan and soluble fiber are conclusive. A
fiber formula that contains glucomannan shold be part of both your
anti-aging and weight loss program. If you can get into the habit
of consuming a glucomannan containing fiber before each meal you
will get the benefits of calorie restriction without intentionally
reducing calorie intake.
Click here for a more
detailed discussion on Glucomannan.