Fibre and Health






     Fibre is essential for good digestive health, but it also has a number of other known health benefits:

       Lowers cholesterol and triglycerids. Fiber binds with bile acids that are made from cholesterol and produced during digestion.          These acids are then excreted helping to decrease cholesterol and triglycerides.

       Helps with blood glucose control for diabetics. Fiber blunts the fast release of glucose into the bloodstream. It doesn't raise          blood glucose or increase insulin needs. Itís an important component of a diabeticís good blood glucose control by diet.

       Decreases the incidence of colon cancer and may decrease symptoms of ulcerative colitis. Fiber keeps things moving through          the colon reducing exposure to potential carcinogens from foods and bacteria. It acts like a sponge and absorbs water and other          chemicals known to increase risk of colorectal cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, the risk of colorectal cancer is          lower among populations that have a high-fiber diet.