Why should fiber be added to every diabetic diet?
“ If you have diabetes or prediabetes, fiber is your friend because it helps with blood sugar control and weight management.” : CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention)
Specifically, fiber can help:
Control your blood sugar: Fiber is not absorbed by the body, hence it doesn’t increase blood sugar levels like other carbohydrates.
Protect your heart: Fiber binds with the cholesterol particles and moves them out of your body before they are absorbed. Hence, managing the cholesterol levels.
Maintain your digestive health: Fiber acts like a scrub brush, cleaning your digestive tract. It helps improve bowel moments and prevents digestion issues.
Keep you feeling full and help with weight management: Since fiber can’t be digested, it moves slowly through the stomach, making you feel fuller for longer and stop you from over-eating. Many high fiber foods are low in calories, all of this helps in weight loss.
Do you suffer from any of the following symptoms?
Then, it may be a good idea to show some extra love to your gut. All these issues have their roots in the gut.
All humans are 90% bacteria!
It is reported that there are 10 times more microbes in our body than our own cells. So, we are more microbes than humans. Also, we tend to attribute a lot of good/bad health to our genes. You will be surprised to know that there are more microbes DNA in our body than our own DNA.
So, by changing the quality of microbes in your body, you can change your overall DNA. So, stop blaming your DNA and start showing love to your Gut.
Gut: The Second Brain
Gut is so important that it’s also called the “Second Brain”. It’s for no reason that people say “Trust your gut”. But trust it only if it’s a healthy gut.
The gut-brain connection is very strong. Hence, all mental disorders, anxiety, and depression, also have their roots in the gut.
A Good Gut is also extremely important for achieving ideal weight!
A study was conducted amongst 77 pairs of twins, one of the twins was lean and the other was obese. It was observed that all lean people had more diverse microbes compared to obese siblings. Also, when microbes of obese people were given to mice, they also became overweight.
So, if you are struggling to lose weight and manage high thyroid levels, it’s time to show some Gut Love.