There are two types of fibers.
The type of insoluble fiber is from the skins of grains and other grains (bran), pulses and seeds, and in the peel of vegetables and fruits. This type is not digested, but through our systems, it moves and also maintains the work of digestion at its best, and this is what makes it, among other things, to prevent constipation.
Soluble fiber is the other kind, found in fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and grains. It absorbs water in the intestine and then works to lower the level of cholesterol in the blood, and this is what helps prevent heart disease, as well as maintaining the stability of our energy levels. This is the primary reason why, depending on our age, we need about 24 grams (3/4 ounce) of fiber per day.
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