Essential Fiber: One Reason Not To Refine Foods

 

What product doesn’t stimulate insulin production? All unrefined complex carbohydrates (whole, unprocessed plant food). Fiber in complex carbohydrates has been found to moderate and even correct insulin levels in the bloodstream. Eating an orange with a certain amount of fruit sugar in it causes less of a rise in insulin levels than consuming the same amount of fruit sugar in orange juice.

From the time it enters the mouth to the time it leaves the body, dietary fiber play a role in helping to keep the body trim in a number of ways. Food high in dietary fiber helps us to naturally limit the number of calories we consume. Since the foods high in dietary fiber are unprocessed plant foods (whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruit), we can also be assured that the calories are packed with nutrition (not empty calories).

 

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