Importance of fibers in modern nutrition

Diet advice
Importanza delle fibre nell'alimentazione moderna
Fiber is an essential constituent of our food. Whether soluble or insoluble, assimilable or not by our enzymes, they contribute to intestinal regulation and to the supply of nutrients useful for rebalancing the glycemic level. the soluble fibers (beta -glucans and pectins), combined with a diet low in cholesterol and saturated fatty acids, they reduce the cholesterol rate, increasing the intake of group B vitamins, tocopherol and essential fats.They also reduce gastric emptying and make it easier to control caloric intake. For proper nutrition is recommended consume more than 30 grams per day.

The disappearance of the fibers

The fibers are mainly contained in fruit, vegetables and legumes, which however, they are disappearing from our tables, in which fats abound: the minimum recommended consumption of fruits and vegetables is 400 grams per day, Italy barely reaches the threshold while the European average is woefully below 300. Appropriate consumption would be guaranteed by the Mediterranean diet, if it were not in turn disappearing from the habits of the country.

The refining processes of food products

The changes in the dietary regime are then aggravated by the processes of refining of food products, especially flours: wholemeal flours contain, compared to their much more popular 00, a four times higher amount of fiber, as well as having a greater amount of potassium, calcium, iron.

The peels of foods

Careful studies have also ascertained the virtue of food peels, discarded by us with many misplaced efforts: not an apple a day keeps a doctor away, but an apple with the peel. From protectors of the fleshy portion destined to nourish the seed (and annoying intermediary for the human mouth), peels are today incredibly re-evaluated for the cleaning action carried out during the transition in the lower digestive tract: through the stimulation of peristaltic movements and the facilitation of the evacuation the stagnation of toxic elements is prevented, ending up being an indispensable element in the colon cancer prevention. The fear for pesticides used in agriculture is excessive since it has been demonstrated that a thorough washing of fruit and vegetables is sufficient to zero any risk of contamination, and this minimal effort is worth preserving the integrity of an even more complete food. But habit or misinformation leave us dazed in front of the peels of potatoes and apples, if not to say frightened in front of those of citrus fruits (completely edible on the contrary): the goal of grams of fiber per day seems to be very far away .

Herbalife offers Multifibre Drink

Herbalife, on the other hand, offers products specifically designed to cross the finish line on a daily basis, aiming for an overall improvement in the nutritional intake of the meal taken. With Multifibre drink the intake of a portion corresponds to 5 g of fiber, with just 18 calories: to reach the same level of fibers using 00 flours, we should take 300 g for a caloric intake that is around over 1000 calories. Multifibre drink contains six sources of fiber: apple, oats, corn, citrus fruits, chicory and soy. It can be enjoyed added to simple water or to make your favorite Formula 1 smoothie even more complete. If, on the other hand, the goal is to check weight, the Barrette Formula 1 they replace a complete meal and contribute more than 30% of daily fibres: 8 g of fibers per bar add up to a protein value of 13 g suitable for the development of lean body mass, all in a low-calorie regime.

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