This article was in my morning feed. Sharing because I know people have asked about the difference between the types of fibers and how they affects us during healing and in rebuilding the gut.

πŸ‘‰ “Soluble fiber binds to water in your digestive tract, forming a thick, gel-like consistency as it moves through your body.”

πŸ‘‰ “This type of fiber is also fermented by the beneficial bacteria in your gut, resulting in the production of short-chain fatty acids.”

πŸ‘‰ “Insoluble fiber, on the other hand, is a type of fiber that doesn’t absorb water and passes through your digestive tract mostly intact. Unlike soluble fiber, insoluble fiber isn’t easily fermented by the bacteria in your gut.”

➑️ “Incorporating more foods that contain a higher amount of soluble fiber into your diet is a great way to promote regularity, reduce diarrhea, and improve your digestive health.”

➑️ Some of the top sources of soluble fiber include:

🍌 Fruits: bananas, oranges, pears, grapefruit, blueberries, figs
πŸ₯¦ Vegetables: broccoli, avocado, carrots, eggplant, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts
🌱 Legumes: kidney beans, lima beans, Great Northern beans, chickpeas
🍞 Whole grains: oats, barley, quinoa
🌱 Seeds: chia seeds, flaxseeds, psyllium seeds

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