Fight Against Aging With Plant Fibers
Plant fibers maintain the proper function of the digestive system, but they do much more than that.
According to a recent study published in gerontology journals, older people whose diet was richer had 80% more chance of living longer and healthier than those who rarely administered them.
What are the fiber plants? These are carbohydrates that are found in plant foods like beans, fruits, grains, walnuts and vegetables. There are several types of fibers, which fall into two categories – soluble and insoluble.
The soluble are soft and dissolve in water, forming a substance similar to a gel that strengthens the stool and facilitates the passage through the intestines. Source of such fibers are beans, oats, sweet potatoes, and meat of some fruits.
Insoluble fibers are found in whole grains, vegetables and skin of fruits, and they promote contractions of the digestive tract that move food and waste through the body.