Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fiber-Why Is It So Important To A Healthy Diet?

By Alexandra Williams

What is fiber? Fiber is the indigestible part of plant foods. They are usually the walls of the plant cells, skins and seeds. Due to refining of foods much of the fiber has been lost in our diets causing digestive problems and overall poor health.How does fiber help your digestive tract? It absorbs water when it moves through the digestive tract and forms bulk in the intestines. This will soften stool and help food move faster through the digestive system.List of common foods that contain fiber:

Fiber is an indigestible part of all plant foods. It is found in fruits, vegetables, grains and beans. Your digestive system cannot stomach fiber, so it is excreted undigested. Well, you may think you don't need fiber, because it's excreted undigested, but that's not true.Let's imagine the following picture:

The bottom line is that the best option isn't actually a new diet. It's a concept that has been around for ages, but people fail to overlook it with so many new diet choices on the market. If you talk to most doctors, however, they will agree that fad dieting is not the smartest choice to lose weight.However bombarded we may be with new diet choices; there is one fact that can't be ignored. We lose weight when we limit our caloric intake. This isn't about grapefruit, carbohydrates, fat-free products, or even following a strict new diet plan. It's about eating in moderation. You don't have to go hungry, but you need to use willpower to make sure you don't overeat. Limiting your calories means shedding those unwanted pounds.

What happens when you don't have willpower? Face it; some of us just don't have that extra willpower that we need to turn down a second serving of our favorite food. It's hard to do, especially when your new diet has left you hungry.Willpower can't be bottled and sold, but there is a new diet concept that will give you the willpower you need to follow through with your weight loss goals. I'm not talking about appetite suppressants. Many of these products still leave you hungry and leave you feeling jittery or overheated.

If you missed the expose on 60 Minutes or Today show, then you probably haven't heard about a new vegetable that could jumpstart your diet. This means no more signing on for a new diet every month because you'll finally have found something that works safely and long term. I'm talking about Hoodia Gordonii. This cactus like plant was introduced to the market recently, but it has been around for centuries. Bushmen in Africa used it for warding off hunger during long expositions.What does this mean for you today? It means you can limit your calories while not being at all hungry. You'll feel as if you have already eaten. I know, it sounds almost too good to be true, but it actually works. The best news is that Hoodia is all natural, making it totally safe to incorporate this as a part of your daily diet. Stop stressing over food, the latest new diet, or losing that unwanted weight. Watch those pounds melt off safely and quickly.

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