Is Fiber Good For Weight Loss?

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Why Is Fiber Great For Weight Loss

Fiber is great for weight loss because it’s hard for the body to break down. You see calories are units of energy that are extracted out of the foods we eat. When we take in to much energy the excess energy is stored as fat. Now because the body has a hard time breaking down fiber it is for the most part unable to extract energy out of fiber. Therefore fiber travels through the body filling you up but it doesn’t contribute virtually any calories to the body.

Now not all fibers are created the same. Two fibers that are great for weight loss

 

 

Soluble Fiber (Absorbs Water)

Soluble fiber is not just great for weight loss because it is filling and has virtually no calories. It’s also great for weight loss because it has the ability to absorb liquids. This capability gives soluble fiber the potential to be very weight loss friendly.

Insoluble Fiber (Does Not Absorb Water)

Insoluble fiber does not absorb water like soluble fiber does. But it’s still great for weight loss because it travels through the body mostly intact, taking up space but not contributing a lot of calories.

 

Great Fiber Rich Foods That Are Good Weight Loss:

Apples

Bananas

Oatmeal (soluble fiber