Soluble fibre may help diabetic patients lose weight and improve the health of their colons. Studies show a high intake of dietary fibre, particularly of the soluble type, improves glycemic control, decreases hyperinsulinemia, and lowers plasma lipid concentrations in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes, a disease in which the body is unable to produce insulin (type 1), cannot produce enough insulin (type 2), or has become insulin resistant (type 2). Insulin is a hormone that lets cells know when they should absorb blood glucose (sugar) to burn for energy. Without the proper functioning of insulin, blood glucose increases to dangerously high levels. Fortunately, scientists have shown that soluble fibres may slow insulin response and the rise in blood glucose levels after a meal, as well as reduce blood cholesterol.

Fibre is divided into two categories: soluble and insoluble. Insoluble fibre passes through the digestive tract relatively unchanged, whereas soluble fibre dissolves to form a soft gel. Although insoluble fibre is an important component of healthy diets, soluble fibre, because of its special characteristics, is especially helpful in preventing and controlling diabetes.

Some familiar foods that contain soluble fibre are whole oats, apricots, citrus, lentils, and dried beans and peas.

FibreFit contains exudates of Gum Acacia Senegal and Acacia Seyal trees of the Savanna that are about 85% (by weight) soluble fibre. FibreFit provides you the soluble fibre your body needs daily.

So you can eat 10 bowls of oatmeal… or simply take three sachets of FibreFit!

Resources

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