Fiber is an important aspect of overall health and wellbeing and specifically influences the intestines, liver, colon, cardiovascular system, blood health and more. It helps to remove excess waste, cholesterol and toxins. It helps to balance the pH of the gut, the bacteria balance to create a healthy gut flora and to boost immunity. Learn more about the two types of fiber in the video below and how you can get them in your diet:
I recommend Fiberzon in conjunction with a healthy diet which can be found at Get Fiberzon At OrganicRainforestHerbs.com
Top sources of insoluble and soluble fiber include:
* Navy Beans
* Dried Peas
* Pinto Beans
* Black Beans
* Chia Seeds
* Fruits & Vegetables
* Leafy Greens
(Video Transcript Below)
This is David benjamin from healthywildandfree.com, today I want to share with you a little bit of information about fiber and how you should be getting more fiber in your diet and why you should be getting more fiber in your diet, and what different sources of fiber and the exact amounts of fiber you should be getting in your diet. So, as we all know fiber is an important part of health and digestive health specifically but before I talk to you and share with you how you can get more fiber in your diet, the different food sources or supplement sources i’m going to share with you why you should get more fiber in your diet and why fiber is so important and vital for your overall health and wellbeing and what it actually does for you, the benefits of fiber because if you know the benefits of fiber and you know why it’s beneficial for your body and your health you’re going to be a lot more likely to include fiber in your diet through food or supplements or a combination of both like I do.
So, the first, first things first there are two types of fiber, there’s soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber means that it essentially breaks down in water so soluble fiber becomes liquid. Insoluble fiber is more of a cellulose, it’s something like leafy greens or celery, it’s the roughage, it’s the brush if you will. So, these two different types of fiber are both very important for our health and well-being and we need both of them in our diet… and it’s important to have both of them in your diet because they both play a different role for our health and our digestive health and our cardiovascular health and really all sorts of functions in the body overall so basically soluble fiber it becomes liquid, so, soluble fiber and actually believe it or not soluble fiber and insoluble fiber have different times of the year that they are more effective and impactful for your health and wellbeing.
Soluble fiber should be consumed moreso within the winter months because soluble fiber like I said breaks down into a liquid, it becomes sort of a gel, a gelatinous, gooey kind of substance and what it does it hydrates your internal, your body internally and it creates a kind of a coats the walls of your intestines with this gel, this sort of mucus if you will and it creates a slippery environment in your intestines so that when you eat food or consume drinks or food or anything it slips through and it slides through the intestines like it should as opposed to getting stuck and creating intestinal backup , colon backup and things like that. Soluble fiber, think of it as a slip and slide or a waterside, it creates that lubrication in your intestinal walls surrounding all the intestinal walls of your intestines which your intestines are feet long when you lay them out. That allows for it to flow through better.
Now, insoluble fiber is more the roughage like I said, it’s your celery, it’s your leafy greens, that is, think of it as a brush and it is a bulk mass. So when you have soluble fiber in your diet it creates that liquid lubricated environment and then the insoluble fiber helps to kind of push it through and carry it all through your intestinal walls. Now, both forms of fiber are very important because what fiber does, both of these fibers do is it actually speeds up the removal of excess waste and toxins so it actually binds to bile salts within the liver and it removes excess cholesterol which if you’re cholesterol levels are too high in your blood then you have a risk for heart disease and things like that.
So it’s not only good for speeding up the removal of excess toxins and things like that, stimulating liver health, liver removal of toxins within the liver but it also helps your cardiovascular health because it helps removing excess cholesterol that could put you at risk for heart disease and it specifically lowers LDL cholesterol which is quote on quote the bad cholesterol but you actually need both HDL and LDL cholesterol so it helps to balance your cholesterol, it helps to remove toxicity from the intestines, once again it helps the liver, stimulates the liver and removes toxins from the liver as well.
So it helps to remove what your body doesn’t want or doesn’t need to keep it functioning healthy. What it also does is it actually helps to increase absorption of nutrients and food so when you’re eating food and eating nutrients what it actually does is it actually slows the absorption of the nutrients and of the food and of the value that you need in your food and by doing these two things by speeding up the removal and slowing down the absorption with the different types of fiber it keeps your body running smoothly and healthy because it makes sure that your body get’s the nutrition that you need as opposed to having that nutrition become stagnant and not to be absorbed readily and readily available.
Also if you don’t have enough fiber in your diet what happens is that those toxins will sit within your intestines and your colon and it will become backed up and that will cause your body to re-absorb those toxins actually up to 94% so you don’t want that to happen because when toxins start recirculating in your body your liver, your colon, your intestines become toxic, your blood them becomes toxic, the pH balance of your blood and of your internal organs begins to change and begins to come more acidic and then your body becomes overly acidic in that environment. That causes your overall health and wellbeing to decline all from intestinal health going down hill because every organ effects every organ in your body in one way or another.
That’s another aspect and benefit to including more soluble and insoluble fiber both within your diet.
It also helps to balance the pH and bacteria levels within your intestines is because what it does it helps clean and keep a healthy environment so that healthy gut flora can grow in your gut and in your intestines so that you have good amounts of probiotics and healthy gut flora to digest food properly so it helps to balance your good and bad bacteria levels, it helps to balance the pH of your intestines which helps to really balance the pH of your body, it helps to remove excess cholesterol and it helps to remove excess waste and toxins that your body doesn’t need.
On top of that it helps to improve and increase absorption of nutrients in food. So, it has many many many different aspects within the body that are very very beneficial for your health and wellbeing and you need to make sure to get enough fiber in your diet. It’s important that you eat a lot of whole foods, a lot of plant based foods and really the best sources of fiber are vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, beans and things like that. It’s really just whole foods. Different foods have more soluble fiber and different foods have more insoluble fiber so you want to make sure to have a diversity of foods within your diet and also to make sure to eat more soluble fiber based foods within the winter months and more insoluble fiber foods within the summer months because what happens is actually your digestive system and metabolism speeds up, it’s more, it’s stronger within the winter months because it needs to keep that heat in ayurvedic medicine in order to get through those winter months. Whereas in the summer time it actually slows down and it cools down and that’s why insoluble fiber is better because it helps, it’s roughage it helps to kind of slow down overall digestion but you need both of them in your diet to have a healthy gut and healthy digestive system overall.
Not only that but fiber also helps to lower your blood sugar levels and also it helps to boost immunity because 80% of your immune system is in your gut. So it helps to boost immunity, balance pH levels, balance healthy gut flora and gut bacteria levels, lower excess cholesterol, stimulate your liver, your colon to remove excess waste and toxicity and it also a very important job that it has is to increase absorption of nutrients and nutrition and food within the intestines because your intestinal walls are what absorb that nutrition and what actually utilize that within your body. It really regulates and maintains a healthy digestive system and also a healthy cardiovascular system because the excess cholesterol will cause your arteries to become not as healthy and can potentially cause heart disease. I highly recommend getting more fiber in your diet, the recommended dosage is 30-50 milligrams per day and you want to like I said get it from whole foods, so, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, beans, things like that.
Fruit skins have good sources of soluble fiber, things like celery and leafy greens are good sources of insoluble fiber so you want to make sure to get all those in your diet. One of the things that I use specifically and I want to show you is kind of a little science experiment with fiber. It’s actually a whole food supplement called fiberzon and it’s really cool because (and i’ll show you how it looks before and after) it’s kind of cool to see. But basically the supplement is an all vegan blend, there’s no additives or dairy or herbicides, pesticides, it’s all natural, organic and everything like that.
It contains psyllium husk, hibiscus flower, licorice root, fenugreek seed, flax seed, boldo leaf, slippery elm bark, oat fiber, una de gato bark, artichoke leaf, quebra pedra whole plant, camu camu seed, jatoba bark, papaya leaves, sangre de drago bark and natural spearmint extract.
This is the cool thing about this supplement is it’s one of the only, I really haven’t seen any on the market but this fiberzon supplement it contains all ingredients that I just listed here, the only ingredients in this product, it’s a powder, you add it to water. It’s plants, barks, leaves, it’s all whole food based so it’s really food essentially, I don’t consider it like you know a supplement really because it’s really just whole food powder. But all these are, it contains soluble and insoluble fiber which are very important so I always have a container of fiberzon handy simply because I know that if I haven’t had enough fiber that day or I feel like I need some fiber I’ll take a scoop or two of this fiberzon in some water and typically literally within under an hour I have a really good bowel movement because this blend is super effective and it contains both soluble and insoluble fibers with no additives, no preservatives, nothing on top of that so it’s a powder form and it’s just a powder that’s all it is and you can get it from organicrainforestherbs.com, i’ll link that up here. What I wanted to show you here was it’s a powder right but what happens is that this fiber actually as you can see this is when it’s, when water is added to it, it turns into a gel and that’s literally i mean once you mix it up and shake it like I just shake it in a water bottle, it literally turns into this gel and you can see the soluble fiber so you can see that it contains soluble fiber and there’s insoluble fiber in here so you literally are drinking this and you’re putting this goo through your intestines which really helps to create hydration it creates an environment where your intestines are just cleaning out so I highly recommend this product fiberzon, it’s an organic product, it supports amazon rainforest research and I use it myself and I absolutely love it as you can see I mean imagine this going through your intestines and just you know pulling things out of there so it’s kind of gooey, i’m going to throw this away now, you can see what soluble fiber actually looks like, it’s kind of cool to see soluble and insoluble fiber so it looks kind of gross and disgusting but it really doesn’t taste that bad once you get used to it.
I just drink it with water and typically sometimes i’ll just start my day with that and that’s my breakfast, i’ll just have a bunch of soluble and insoluble fiber to clean my intestines and my colon and start the day fresh and healthy and clean so that I can give my body nutrition and it can absorb better after that and I actually took this supplement when I was like 15 years old was when I started taking it and it helped me get rid of my acne so it’s really been something that’s helped me and i’ve taken it literally over 10 years now on and off and I always have some on hand so I highly recommend that, i’ll link that up below. I’ll also link up below an article with the top sources of both soluble and insoluble fiber so check out the article below, grab the fiberzon below at organicrainforestherbs.com, this is David benjamin from healthywildandfree.com, make sure to like this video if you learned something, leave your comments below, subscribe and i’ll see you in the next video.
Make sure to live a healthy wild and free day, take care, bye!
– David Benjamin
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