Normal bowel movement:

Consuming dietary fibers increases the volume and weight of bowel movement and softens it. In the event of diarrhea, consuming dietary fibers may assist by absorbing water and hardening feces.

A healthy digestive system: A diet rich with fiber reduces the risk of developing hemorrhoids and diverticulum (small infected or inflamed pouches in the wall of the colon) in the intestine.

Reducing cholesterol levels: Consuming soluble fiber helps reduce the blood’s general cholesterol levels by reducing bad cholesterol levels (LDL) in the blood. Research shows that consuming fiber might reduce inflammatory processes in the body and blood pressure.

Controlling blood sugar levels:

Consuming fiber and particularly soluble fiber that dissolves in water helps to slow down the absorption of sugar from the digestive system to the bloodstream.

This quality may help diabetics control their blood sugar levels. A link has been found between a diet rich with soluble fiber and less chances of developing type 2 diabetes.

Colon cancer: There are contradicting testimonies about the role dietary fibers play in colon cancer. Some studies show advantages to consuming dietary fibers, whereas other studies show no advantage in consuming dietary fibers with regard to colon cancer. Furthermore, according to some studies, the consumption of dietary fibers may increase the risk of colon cancer.

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