What are Fibers?
Fiber is the material, which makes the cell wall in the plants and is the indigestible portion thereof. The body neither absorbs it nor the enzymes can break it down. It also helps in the free movement of intestine and rules out inflammation and dryness of intestine, along with accumulated toxins.
Fibers are major kinds- soluble and insoluble. Certain vegetables and grain cereals have more soluble fiber. Barley, oats, legumes, and fruits contain more soluble fiber. Diet high in fiber and low in fat yield soft, moist and plentiful stool and help in preventing and treating not only constipation but hemorrhoids also.
How does Fibre help in reducing the chances of Heart Disease?
Fibers are a very useful component of our diet. They are of two types- soluble and insoluble. These two types of fiber bind the dietary cholesterol and do not allow it to get absorbed in the body. As we know cholesterol is known for creating blockages so, removal of cholesterol by fiber help in reducing the chances of heart disease.