Normally when we hear the word fiber, we are thinking about loose stools. Well actually, fibers are not there only to loosen our stools, but for other reasons as well.
In this article, we will be looking at the 2 types of fibers and what each one of these types gives to the body. Next, we will discuss the benefits of fiber and also the downsides, as well as the recommended daily intake. And lastly, we will list some foods that are high in fiber.
When I was a child, my dad went to do some blood tests which, when they came out, showed that he had high cholesterol levels. The doctor then prescribed oatmeal to him, which was supposed to lower these levels of cholesterol. Little did I know about the health benefits of fiber back then, or why at all oatmeal would help lower cholesterol levels. [...]