We all know that eating fiber is important to ensure our digestive system is working properly. But did you know that there are two categories of fiber? Did you know that both categories of fiber can be found in the same food source? Soluble and Insoluble….okay, but what is the difference? More important, how can this help with weight loss?
Insoluble fiber does not absorb or dissolve in water.
It passes through our digestive system in close to its original form. Insoluble fiber offers many benefits to intestinal health, including a reduction in the risk and occurrence of hemorrhoids and constipation. The scientific names for insoluble fibers include cellulose, lignins, and also some other hemicelluloses. Most of insoluble fibers come from the bran layers of cereal grains.
Soluble fiber is “soluble” in water.
When mixed with water it forms a gel-like substance and swells. Soluble fiber has many benefits, including moderating blood glucose levels and lowering cholesterol. The scientific names for soluble fibers include pectins, gums, mucilages, and some hemicelluloses. Good sources of soluble fiber include oats and oatmeal, legumes (peas, beans, lentils), barley, fruits and vegetables (especially oranges, apples and carrots).
Soluble fiber is known to help regulate blood sugar levels, and protect against heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol. Soluble fiber also boosts good bacteria in the gut and that is linked to improved immunity, anti-inflammatory effects, and even enhances your mood. There is another benefit of soluble fiber and that is it has has “middle-whittling” benefits. This means you feel full for longer and that helps with weight management. Studies have shown that for each additional 10 grams of daily soluble fiber eaten, participants had a 4% decrease in belly fat over a five-year period.
You do need both types of fiber so a lot of research focuses on total fiber intake. The Archives of Internal Medicine found that over a nine year period people who consumed more dietary fiber have a lowered risk of death from any cause. Individuals that eat the most fiber (about 25 grams a day for women and 30 grams for men) are 22% less likely to die compared to those who consumed the least fiber (10 grams per day for women and 13 grams for men). The effect was even stronger when researchers looked at deaths from heart disease, infectious diseases, and respiratory diseases; people with high-fiber diets had as much as a 50% or greater reduction in risk.
Skinny Juice contains vegetable extracts and Glucomannan, a soluble natural fibre which, when mixed with water, becomes gel-like in the stomach, which could contribute to the feeling of fullness. Feeling full can be helpful for dieters to manage meal portion size & avoid temptation or habitual snacking.
Contains Extracts of: Spirulina, Wheatgrass, Kelp, Chlorella, Guarana, Orange Oil, Pea, Carrot, Spinach, Tomato, Asparagus, Beetroot, Broccoli, Cabbage, Rosehip, Hibiscus, Leek.
A 12 gram packet of Skinny juice contains 4.1 grams of carbohydrates and .3 grams of that is sugar…this means we are getting 3.8 grams of soluble and insoluble fiber. Keep in mind that the primary source of that fiber is flaxseed powder, wheatgrass powder, and glucomannan.
What is glucomannan?
Glucomannan is a sugar made from the root of the konjac plant that has been used for centuries in traditional Japanese cooking as a thickener or gelling agent. It’s so renowned in Japan that it even has its own nickname—”the broom of the intestines”—which gives you a pretty good idea of how it works. For just a few calories, glucomannan creates a sense of fullness by absorbing water and expanding to form a bulky fiber in your stomach. When consumed, glucomannan “sponges” up water in the digestive tract, reducing the absorption of carbs and cholesterol and thus supporting weight loss. This supplement also makes you feel full without leaving you gassy or bloated.
- Struggle with snacking
- Often feel hungry
- Aren’t keen on greens and vegetables
- Want to lose weight
Skinny juice can help to stop you snacking as the natural fiber expands in your tummy making you feel full and less likely to eat those naughty foods between meals.
Why not give it a try? You get a 14 day supply – one sachet per day