- High fiber food absorbs water, causing it to swell. This gives a nice feeling of fullness that many weight loss programs do not provide.
Helps reduce blood sugar swings.
- Fiber gives a nice, long, steady release of sugar into the bloodstream, reducing hunger pangs, headaches, and fatigue produced by rapid drops in blood sugar.
- Helps reduce the amount of insulin released by the pancreas by slowing down the breakdown of carbohydrates into glucose entering the bloodstream.
Reduces the absorption of fats.
- Fiber food can actually impair the ability of the body to absorb sugars and fats. This means you can actually consume these foods occasionally and still lose weight by keeping insulin low and allowing the body to continue the fat burning process.
- Overweight individuals usually consume their food quickly. Fiber food takes longer to chew and automatically slows down the speed of consumption.
- Eating more fiber will help trigger the "satisfaction response" before large quantities are ingested; signaling the "I'm full" message.