Journal of Nutrition and Human Health

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Editorial - Journal of Nutrition and Human Health (2023) Volume 7, Issue 2

Fiber and weight management: How a high-fiber diet can aid in weight loss and maintenance

Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that is not digested by the body and is instead passed through the digestive system relatively intact. While fiber is not a source of energy, it plays an important role in weight management. A diet that is high in fiber can aid in weight loss and maintenance by promoting feelings of fullness, reducing calorie intake, and improving overall metabolic health. Studies have shown that people who consume a high-fiber diet tend to have lower body weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), and waist circumference than those who consume a low-fiber diet. This is because fiber takes up space in the stomach, promoting feelings of fullness and reducing the overall amount of food that is consumed. Additionally, fiber slows down the absorption of carbohydrates, which can help to stabilize blood sugar levels and reduce cravings for sugary and high-calorie foods. Another way in which fiber can aid in weight management is by improving metabolic health. Fiber has been shown to reduce levels of inflammation in the body, which can contribute to the development of insulin resistance and other metabolic disorders. By reducing inflammation, fiber may improve insulin sensitivity and promote the body's ability to burn fat for energy.

Author(s): Smith Julie

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