There are two main types of fiber, soluble and insoluble which I have stated the benefit in my Facebook fanpage today. Both types are great for your metabolism. Soluble fiber can be found in oat bran, barley, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, peas, and some fruits and vegetables. Insoluble fiber can be found in foods such as wheat bran, vegetables, and whole grains.
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High-fiber foods are essential for maintaining good bowel health. As a healthy adult, you should aim to include 31 grams of fiber in your diet each day, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA. Knowing which foods contain the most fiber can help you make sensible choices to reach this goal.Read more at here:List Of Highest Fiber Foods In Order
Talking about whole grain, even wheat grain (insoluble fiber) is great for metabolism; however you must understand the facts that I’ll cover below. Do you know that many so called “whole grain” breads don’t really contain much whole grain at all. If you want to accelerate your fat loss, I recommend that you minimize all grains (even whole grains) as much as possible in your diet. Although whole grain breads do contain insoluble fiber which helps to increase your metabolic rate, but whole grains are generally calorically dense, with relatively lower micro-nutrient levels compared to fruits and veggies. Moreover, small amounts of refined sugar are hidden in whole grain bread.
I’d recommend you to read further and discover the whole grain myths in this industry. In this article, you will discover the truth of (1) myth #1: whole grains are high in fiber; (2) myth #2: whole grains don’t produce a spike in blood sugar, (3) myth #3: Whole grains have more nutrients. This is a great post explaining the myths and make sense too.
Hence, when it comes to breads, I actually recommend minimizing them as much as possible if your goal is fat loss and replacing grains with protein and vegetable. Whole grains have relatively lower micro-nutrient levels compared to fruits and veggies as I mentioned above.
Even if you are not considering fat loss, you must want to know which 4 foods can accelerate aging in your body and wheat is one of them. Read more on these 4 foods accelerate AGING in your body.
You may want to watch this video, starting from 1:38, they talked about “The Whole Wheat Truth”. In this video, Joy Behar is getting to the bottom of popular food myths with the help of Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien, along with Dr. Ian Smith!
Advice from Dr. Ian Smith, look for whole wheat flour as the first ingredient or a statement that it is made with 100% whole grain.
Yes Dr, you’re right. the only way to know if you are getting 100% whole grain is to read the label.
As usual, feel free to email this link to your friends and family or share it on your blogs, forums, or Facebook pages to educate your friends and your family to avoid whole grain breads and discover the solution from Dr. Charles of Fat Loss Factor.
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