Fiber is extremely important for your health. They reduce the risk of conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, constipation and colon cancer. Yet no less than 90 percent of people do not get enough fiber.
Curious about how you are doing? Below are three signs that may indicate a fiber deficiency.
1. You have a high cholesterol
What many people don’t know is that fiber and cholesterol are linked to each other. Eating fiber has a positive effect on your cholesterol. When the fibers go through your body, the cholesterol sticks to it, as it were, and leaves your body in this way. If you do not get enough fiber, it is more difficult for cholesterol to attach and therefore more is left behind. With all the unpleasant consequences.
2. After the meal you immediately feel hungry
Does your stomach start to growl an hour after breakfast? And do you never actually feel saturated after a meal? Then it could just be that you don’t get enough fiber. Fibers are known to feel saturated for longer because they travel through your body less quickly compared to other nutrients. So from now on, don’t just bake an egg for your breakfast, but eat two tasty slices of wholemeal bread. There is a good chance that you will feel ‘full’ for much longer.
3. The big message is coming
Most people go to the toilet at least once a day for a big message. If you regularly skip a day, that may be a sign that you are not getting enough fiber. Fiber helps prevent intestinal problems. They promote bowel movements and prevent constipation, hemorrhoids or bulges on the intestinal wall.