Do Fiber Rich Foods Help In Losing Weight? = Diet Food

Do Fiber Rich Foods Help In Losing Weight?

Sarika Rana   |  Updated: February 12, 2018 18:05 IST

Losing weight is a gradual process

Fiber feeds the friendly bacteria in the gut known as gut flora

Most of you may not know that fiber is a carbohydrate

Losing weight is a gradual process and it is important to load up on nutrient dense and low calorie foods that encourage and induce weight loss.

Most health experts have given credit to fiber-rich foods considering they are bulking agents that help stimulate your metabolism and further help shed extra kilos.

Now, how do fiber rich foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, et al really function in order to cut down on your body fat? So they even help you lose weight or is it just a myth?

According to Aashima Chopra, Dietician, Paras Bliss Panchkula, “Fiber feeds the friendly bacteria in the gut known as gut flora. All this bacteria too needs to eat well. This is where fiber steps in. It passes through the digestive system mostly unchanged, reaching the friendly bacteria in the intestine that end up digesting the fiber and turning it into usable energy.”

What is fiber?

Most of you may not know that fiber is a carbohydrate present in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, et al, but aren’t easily digested by the body, so it passes quickly through your system without causing the blood sugar levels to spike. This is mostly why diabetics are advised to eat more fiber-rich foods. Fiber is classified into soluble and insoluble fibers, depending on whether they dissolve in liquids. Most of you may not know that fiber is a carbohydrateHow does fiber help in losing weight?

Bacteria in our gut play a key role in various aspects of health, which may include health management, immunity, brain function and blood sugar control among others. Now, in order to function well, these bacteria need to be well-fed. Fiber is responsible for reaching the gut bacteria undigested that end up digesting the fiber.

One of the key functions of fiber in losing weight is to reduce your appetite and making you feel satiated for longer. This in turn prevents hunger pangs and cravings. Soluble fiber like pectins and glucomannan tend to thicken in water and form a gel-like substance that sits in the gut. This substance then delays the emptying of the stomach and increases the time it takes to digest and absorb nutrients; all this results in a feeling of fullness…

FINISH READING: Do Fiber Rich Foods Help In Losing Weight? – NDTV Food






 

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Scales And Mirrors (part 7) ©

I wanted to move mountains not become one. Gluttony is the only sin you can’t hide. It’s right out there, staring everybody in the face. A sin isn’t just an offense against someone else or something else, it’s every bit as much a sin against one’s self. If you can’t control your gluttony, then you’re a danger to yourself. Period. That doesn’t mean that fat people strike out against themselves instead of others. Aggression knows no fat boundaries as we saw in Ariel Sharon, former Prime Minister to Israel now deceased. Once regarded by me as the most violent man on the face of the earth – to others and himself – which means he was a danger to everybody. Out of control, eating a lamb a day, killing ten Palestinians a day, blowing up buildings, bombing schools, hospitals, libraries, bulldozing Palestinian homes to make way for Jewish colonies, taking people’s ability to survive and thrive away from them, uprooting their crops, bombing their police stations, ambulances. I could go on and on, but I won’t. It’s time to diet. I thought Ariel Sharon should lead those who aren’t starving in the world in losing weight. Perhaps if he had shifted his focus from destruction to discipline he would have found the peace he kept claiming he sought. Unfortunately he succumbed to his life style of excess and recklessness. Let him not be the example you seek to emulate in achieving your goals. No human is immune to reckless living.

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Steve Logging Miles Aug. thru Oct. 2017

STEVE AUG

 

AUGUST 2017

Steve walked 116.69 miles in 31 days = 3.76 miles/day = 4.49 marathons

 

 

 

 

STEVE SEPT

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

Steve walked 124.31 miles in 30 days = 4.14 miles/day = 4.78 marathons

 

 

 

 

STEVE OCT.

 

OCTOBER 2017

Steve walked 109.38 miles in 31 days = 3.53 miles/day = 4.21 marathons

In 3 months Steve walked 13.48 marathons. These recordings represent when he actually had his iphone on his person.

The big mystery to all who see him is how can he be overweight by as much as he is when he walks so much? That’s not including all the other physical exercise he gets related to his job and doing the activities of daily living that may not include walking.

Only he can figure that out, and I have no doubt that when he finally sets his mind to it he will. And he’ll let you in on all of it.

The benefit now is that he eats primarily good food, 95% animal-free, nutrient dense, lots of fiber, lots of variety, lots of raw.

Getting enough exercise on a regular basis is not an issue.






 

What Is Fenugreek Good For? – Mercola.com

Fenugreek Fun Facts

Being one of the spices used by ancient Egyptians in their embalming ceremonies, prolonged ingestion of fenugreek is widely noted for its ability to change the odor of perspiration and urine to smell like maple syrup.

Summary

An ancient herb from Asia and Southern Europe, fenugreek leaves and seeds are loaded with vitamins and minerals. These are valuable for their use not only in foods, but also in traditional and modern medicine around the world.

One of fenugreek’s basic herbal uses is to stimulate milk production in breastfeeding women, as well as inducing childbirth, containing phytoestrogens or plant chemicals similar to the female sex hormone estrogen. Other uses include relieving digestive problems and menopausal symptoms, but lately it’s had a resurgence in interest as an aphrodisiac. Fenugreek is also used as a remedy applied to the skin to treat infections and inflammation.

Roasting and grinding of fenugreek seeds are advised before food use. Studies show it not only has the ability to lower blood sugar levels but fight cancer. Try grinding a few tablespoons into your next stir fry or soup. You might discover a new secret ingredient…

…Fenugreek is one of the oldest cultivated medicinal plants native to southern Europe and Asia. The name itself has an exotic ring, and it should, as widely traveled as it is. A very popular plant grown throughout Mediterranean regions, Argentina, North Africa, France, India, and the U.S., fenugreek is mentioned in detail in Egyptian papyrus writings circa 1500 B.C. Because it’s been used in so many cultures, this is one herb with a lot of different monikers: bird’s foot, Greek hay, and bockshornsame are a few.

An annual plant about two feet tall, this herb is also considered a legume. It produces light green leaves similar to clover, small white flowers, and long pods each containing 10 to 20 small, hard, golden-brown seeds. The seeds have a pungent aroma and fairly bitter taste, described as similar to burnt celery.

While it’s also known for dying textiles, fenugreek’s many food uses – not to mention curative aspects – indicate how versatile this plant and its derivatives can be. The tender leaves and shoots can be added to salad greens, and the extract is used for marinades as well as imitation vanilla, butterscotch, rum, and maple syrup flavoring.

Ground to a fine powder, fenugreek seeds are a favorite ingredient in Indian curries, but can add tasty pizzazz to any bland dish. Fenugreek seeds also make it onto the ingredient list in everything. They’re even roasted and ground to make coffee.

After purchasing, fenugreek can be stored in a cool, dry place for up to six months…

Finish reading: What Is Fenugreek Good For? – Mercola.com






MY STATS


12 August 2016, 165.6 lbs.


30-september-2016-weight-154-2


30 September 2016, 154 lbs.


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30 October 2016, 149 lbs.


22-january-2017-160-lbs


22 January 2017, 160 lbs.


13-february-2017-159-lbs


13 February 2017, 159 lbs.


2-march-2017-164-lbs


2 March 2017, 164 lbs.



15 April 2017, 157 lbs.