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What is Fiber

Dietary fiber or fiber is the indigestible portion of plants that we eat. It moves food through the digestive system, absorbing water and easing bowel movements. Fiber is also referred to as "roughage." There are two types of dietary fiber which is soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. 

Soluble fiber

Soluble fiber is made up of carbohydrates and can dissolve in water. It can interfere with the absorption of dietary fat and cholesterol. Thus, it can help lower-density lipoprotein (LDL or bad cholesterol) levels in the blood. Soluble fiber also slows digestion and how carbohydrates and other nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream. This can help control the level of blood glucose (often called blood sugar) by preventing rapid rises in blood glucose following a meal. 

Insoluble fiber

Insoluble fiber mainly consists of plant cell walls and does not dissolve in water. It hence provides "bulk" for stool formation and speeds up the movement of food and waste through the digestive system, which can help prevent constipation. 

Most of us don't give much thought to the amount of fiber we consume in our day-to-day lives. And in a typical "Malaysian" diet, it's hard to fit in enough fiber. We are surrounded by refined foods which are void of vitamins and nutrients, including fiber. 

Most Malaysians only consume 15 grams of fiber a day, yet the daily requirement for adults is closer to 25 to 30 grams. Adding fiber-rich foods to your diets, such as fruits, vegetables, and legumes, is essential, but what if that's not enough?

 

How can Omega benefit you?

 

1. Normalizes bowel movements

 

Dietary fiber normalizes bowel movement by bulking up stools and making them easier to pass. This can help to relieve and prevent both constipation and diarrhea. Eating plenty of fiber can also reduce your risk for diverticulitis (inflammation of the intestine), hemorrhoids, gallstones, kidney stone and provide some relief for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

 

2. It helps to control blood sugar

fiber slows the absorption of sugar and improves blood sugar levels. A healthy diet that includes soluble fiber may also reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. 

 

3. Aids in achieving a healthy weight

As well as aiding digestion and preventing constipation, fiber also adds bulk to your diet and makes you feel full. It is a critical factor in losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight. High-fiber food tends to take longer to digest and be less "energy-dense," which means they have fewer calories for the same volume of food. 

 

4.Lower your cholesterol and risk for cardiovascular diseases

Soluble fiber helps to lower total blood cholesterol by lowering LDL or harmful cholesterol levels. It binds with cholesterol particles in our digestive system and moves them out of the body.

 

5.Cleanses your colon and promotes detoxification 

Insoluble fibers in Crypto Omega cleanse the waste which is stuck to colon walls. It also synergizes and enhances the effects of probiotics and prebiotics to function more efficiently. Soluble fibers strengthen the binding at toxic waste together for effectiveness from our guts.