What Is Fiber?
~Fiber is a virtually indigestible substance that is found mainly in the outer layers of plants. Fiber is a special type of carbohydrate that passes through the human digestive system virtually unchanged, without being broken down into nutrients.
~Most fiber is, like other carbohydrates, made up of many glucose molecules. However, fiber does not break down into glucose before it gets to the colon, and often not even there. Even so, fiber does have effects on our digestion all along the way.
There are two main types of fiber, and they have different effects on the body:
- Insoluble fiber
is mainly made up of plant cell walls, and it cannot be dissolved in water. It has a good laxative action.
- Soluble fiber
is made up of polysaccharides (carbohydrates that contain three or more molecules of simple carbohydrates), and it does dissolve in water. It has a beneficial effect on body chemistry, such as lowering blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
1. FibreMax is a natural fibre food powder.
2. Forms part of the Alpha Lipid SDII Weight Management Programme.
3. It is a blend of both soluble and insoluble fibre, with
Each 15g serve provides 12.5g of fibre from:
Chicory root extract
*the ingredients have been shown to:
Maintain healthy blood glucose levels – Psyllium,Soy fibre and Oat bran
Encourage beneficial bacteria in the intestine – Pectin & Chicory root
Help to bulk out stools – Chicory root & Psyllium
Promote a feeling of fullness – Psyllium
Slow the intestinal absorption of glucose – Chicory Root & Psyllium