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Fiber Can Delay Brain Inflammation and Aging

I recommend consuming 25 to 50 grams of fiber per 1,000 calories consumed, daily, as a foundation of optimal health. Though your body can’t digest it, fiber is an incredibly important carbohydrate because it aids in digestion, helps regulate blood sugar levels, plays a role in weight maintenance and much more.  You may be familiar with the two types — soluble fiber, which dissolves in water and is the type linked to benefits to blood sugar levels, and insoluble fiber, which does not dissolve but rather increases bulk in your stool, helping to support healthy digestion and elimination. Beyond this, however, it’s becoming clear that fiber’s benefits extend far beyond your digestive tract to offer bodywide benefits — even in your brain.  Read more...



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