One of the best ways of maintaining a healthy weight involves a simple act: eating fibre. Quite simply because it plays an important role in losing weight and keeping it off. That's why it's recommended to consume foods rich in fibre, which include vegetables, fruits, legumes and whole grains, as part of a healthy and balanced diet.
Actually, fibre has an assortment of beneficial properties when it comes to intestinal functions, satiety, digestion, absorption and bowel movement, which collectively combined can help you stay slim. These include:
- Giving you a feeling of satiety: Foods rich in fibre give you a feeling of fullness. For example, when you start your meal with a salad or vegetable soup, you will eat less and this will help you follow a calorie-restricted diet for weight loss or maintenance.
- Preventing constipation: A lot of women complain of constipation when they are on a weight-loss diet. The most appropriate solution is to incorporate whole grains, vegetables and fruits in the diet. These fibre-rich foods will enhance bowel movement.
- Helping you to have a slimmer tummy: Fibre helps regulate your intestinal function, thus helping you have a flat-looking abdomen.
- Absorbing important nutrients: Since fibre promotes healthy digestion, it facilitates a proper absorption of nutrients. This is essential in having a fit and healthy body that gets all the benefits of the important nutrients in foods.
Fibre absorbs water from your digestive system, so you have to drink more water and fluids with a fibre-rich diet. Try to drink water between meals to avoid bloating and abdominal discomfort.
Good to know:
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