What do you need for a good digestion?


Fiber. You know you need to eat it.

You’re pretty sure it’s good for you.

But what is fiber really? And why is it good for you?

Fiber is only found in plants. This comes from plant cells, particularly cell walls. The fiber from the plants we eat is called dietary fiber. This is unique with respect to other components of the plant because humans lack the necessary enzymes to digest it.

Dietary fiber is made up of two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Soluble means that when fiber is mixed with a liquid, it forms a gel-like solution. Insoluble fiber does not mix with liquid and passes through the digestive tract largely intact.

High-fiber diets have been associated with a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease (eg, heart attack and stroke), cancer, infections, and lung disease. Fiber is very important to a healthy diet and can be a valuable aid in weight management.

Although insoluble fiber has not been shown to lower cholesterol, it is important for normal digestive health.

Insoluble fiber speeds up movement through the small intestine and helps relieve constipation. Foods high in insoluble fiber include apple peel, All Bran cereal, wheat germ, brown rice, among others.

Maqui powder, fiber 32.5 g/100

Brown rice, fiber 1,8 g/100

Cooked lenses 8 g/100

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