Another important effect of a life-long intake of high fiber foods such as bran is that this can create a sort of coating in the digestive tract that eventually restricts or limits absorption of sugar, fats and calories...
Most often, one of the reasons behind obesity is an insufficient intake of fibers. In fact, a high fiber diet makes the organism to function in an efficient and regular manner. All types of bran are a valid ally for weight reduction. The bran facilitates the organism to reduce absorption of lipids and calories.
By mixing with the saliva and subsequently with other gastric juices during digestion, the bran can give you an immediate sense of satiety. The bran has the capacity to absorb an enormous amount of liquid, from 20-40 times its weight. As the bran augments in its volume and as it arrives in the stomach, sense of fullness is completely assured.
Benefits of a Life-Long Intake of Bran
Another important effect of a life-long intake of high fiber foods such as bran is that this can create a sort of coating in the digestive tract that eventually restricts or limits absorption of sugar, fats and calories. Thus, weight reduction is a viable road to carry out.
The bran can also help you in the elimination of discarded materials and in the clean-up of the intestine. If you suffer from bowel movement irregularities or abdominal tensions and difficulties, the bran can facilitate normal bowel movement. In this context, unlike the usual drugs to relieve constipation, the bran has no risky side-effects.
Furthermore, a high fiber diet pattern can reduce your cholesterol levels. This is so because as the bran reaches the stomach, this “confines” cholesterol molecules present in substances and prevents them to end up in the blood and in your system.
The bran reduces sugar level in the blood, it also reduces the rapid accumulation of fat. For this reason, the regular intake of a high fiber food such as bran is one of the most effective manner for weight reduction.
About 2-3 servings of bran a day can help your organism to reduce absorption of calories, lipids, sugar and fats. You can take bran together with milk, yoghurt or together with delicious and fat reducing soups.
Finally, if you decide to have a regular ingestion of high fiber foods such as bran, be sure to increase your liquid intake. Learn the habit of drinking at least 1 ½ liter of water, herbal tea or juices a day.
If liquid intake proves to be inadequate, the bran may get blocked in your intestine and may slow down your metabolism, easing the way to rapid fat buildup and obesity.
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