Well, you’ve probably heard it so many times. Eat more fiber, coz it’s good for you. But do you know exactly why it’s good for you?
Longevity researcher Dan Buettner recommends a primarily plant-based diet to those who want to reach the one hundred year mark. Surely there must be something exceptional about plant foods that enable certain communities in the world to be physically strong and disease-free at 100 and beyond.
Plants do have exclusive health-building properties. Fiber, like vitamin C and phytochemicals, is a nutrient that can be found only in plant foods.
Fiber is a carbohydrate that is abundantly present in whole plant foods. Unlike other types of carbohydrates such as starches and sugars, fiber cannot be absorbed by the body. This is what makes fiber remarkable. Its inability to be fully digested in the gastrointestinal tract is what enables it to confer the following benefits:
-Increased detoxification. Fiber isn’t called nature’s broom for nothing. Fiber sweeps the colon clean. The colon is a major organ of detoxification. Accumulated poisons in the colon can make their way back to the bloodstream if they aren’t eliminated. And fiber helps in getting that job done.
-Bowel regularity. Constipation is eating three times a day and just moving once a day. Traditional societies that consume a diet of natural unprocessed foods have 2 to 3 bowel movements a day. The Western diet is typically poor in fiber—heavy in processed junk, animal foods, and unhealthy fats. Constipation is one of the underlying causes of bowel toxicity, which has been linked to many chronic diseases such as colon cancer, liver disorders, and autoimmune conditions. Prevent bowel toxicity by reversing constipation with a fiber-rich diet.
-Blood sugar regulation. Fiber helps increase insulin sensitivity by slowing down the rate that sugar is absorbed in the body. Prospective cohort epidemiological studies associate a high-fiber diet with reduced diabetes risks.
-Appetite control. Any food that contains a lot of fiber will have a high satiety index. Eating foods that keep you feeling satisfied and full longer will ward off unnecessary snacking.
-Fat reduction. Fiber isn’t just a broom. It’s also a sponge. It soaks up unhealthy fats and excess cholesterol that can harden through oxidation. Cholesterol plaque can lead to heart attack or stroke. Avoid both by consuming more fiber.
-Weight loss. By slowing down the release of sugar, curbing the appetite, and absorbing fats fiber can help with healthy weight loss. And help maintain a healthy weight as well.
-Bolstered immunity. Certain soluble fibers function as prebiotics, or substances that enable beneficial gut bacteria to thrive. Friendly bacteria have immune-stimulating benefits, helping the body fight illnesses and infections. Feed them with fiber and watch your immune system grow stronger everyday.
So bump up your fiber intake with whole, nutrient-dense plant foods such as Tiger Nuts. Twenty Tiger Nuts deliver a whopping 4 grams of fiber! With 3 servings of Tiger Nuts you’re already meeting almost half of your fiber requirements if you’re a woman, and nearly a third if you’re a man. And that’s only 180 calories for all sixty nuts!
Tiger Nuts. The tasty way to fiber up.
Tiger Nuts are imported direct from our farming partners in Spain, they are packed on the premises and shipped directly to our New York based warehouse. Our Tiger Nuts are 100% Gluten Free, 100% Organic, High Fiber (ten times cashews, five times walnuts, three times almonds with less fats and calories than all of them), Dairy Free, Nut Free (they are a tuber), High in Nutrition and they are in our opinion the “Healthiest ‘single source’ snack food on the market”. You can find Tiger Nuts at www.tigernutsusa.com or fine health food stores across the US.
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