Skip to content
Your Purchase Helps a Child Sleep in a Bed Instead of on a Floor!
Your Purchase Helps a Child Sleep in a Bed Instead of on a Floor!

Soluble Fiber Intake May Reduce Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors

Metabolic syndrome is a condition characterized by obesity, hypertension, and disturbed glucose and insulin metabolism. While the best way to prevent metabolic syndrome is through diet and exercise, a recent review suggests that consuming soluble fiber in the form of psyllium may reduce metabolic syndrome risk factors.

Researchers at Curtin University in Perth, Australia reviewed several studies and found that psyllium is associated with improved glucose levels, insulin response, blood pressure and lipid profile in both humans and animals.

Some of the studies also suggest that psyllium consumption could be linked with lower appetite and controlling body weight but more research needs to be conducted in this area in order to determine the exact correlation.

The study was published online ahead of print on August 5, 2012, in the journal Obesity Review.

Previous studies have linked fiber consumption with lowering total and LDL cholesterol, regulating blood sugar for people with diabetes and breast cancer prevention.

If you want to increase your soluble fiber intake, a breakfast of oatmeal, apples, berries, and nuts is packed with fiber. Lunch or dinner that includes cucumbers, carrots, celery, lentils, beans, or flaxseed will round out a fiber-rich day. The recommended daily intake of total fiber (soluble and insoluble) is 25 grams per day, which equates to at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily as well as 6 servings of grain products.

If none of those foods appeal to you, there are also supplements which can provide all of your daily fiber intake needs.

Previous article Delta-Tocotrienol Supplementation May Help Improve Liver Health

Related Posts

Combination Supplement May Aid Uterine Health
Combination Supplement May Aid Uterine Health
Uterine myomas, also known as fibroids, are an accumulation of numerous ...
Read More
Resveratrol May Help Reduce Perception of Pain in Postmenopausal Women
Resveratrol May Help Reduce Perception of Pain in Postmenopausal Women
Menopause may cause joint pain that can affect the knees, shoulders, nec...
Read More
Combined Low Status of Vitamin D and Vitamin K Associated With Increased Risk of Mortality
Combined Low Status of Vitamin D and Vitamin K Associated With Increased Risk of Mortality
Vitamins D and K are both fat-soluble vitamins and play a central role i...
Read More

Join Us for Subscriber Only Offers, Product Announcements, and Health News You Can Use!

×