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Fibres in Diet


Food & Diabetes -


Important aspects of Food in Diabetes

Written by Dr Rajesh Kesari MD

  

Fibres in Diet 

Fibre- fibres are a type of carbohydrates which are not broken down completely by the digestive tract and are not absorbed into circulation, essentially fibres travel passively through the digestive tract, but during their passage cause important changes in the functioning of digestive system. Fibres can be soluble and insoluble; 

Soluble fibres

Soluble fibres can dissolve in water- they also adhere to Glucose in the intestines and decrease its absorption in blood thus lowering Blood Glucose ( thus decreasing Glycemic Index of such foods), they also decrease harmful cholesterol ( LDL) and Triglycerides levels in blood,fermentation of soluble fibres by bacterias residing in large intestines produces Short chain fatty acids , which are helpful in decreasing blood cholesterol and blood Glucose, Soluble fibres provide many other benefits - they increase absorption of minerals and vitamins, modulate local immune system and are helpful in treatment of inflammatory bowel disease and Crohn's disease.
Soluble fibres are present in Oats, Fruits and vegetables like apples, prunes, bananas, apricots, plums, pears etc. Vegetables- legumes peas, beans, soya beans, french beans, broad beans, onions, sweet potatoes
Grains- rolled oats, psyllium husk, rye, chia, barley

Insoluble fibres

Insoluble fibres- Insoluble fibres do not dissolve in water and at the same time are not digested and absorbed by our body, they simply pass through the gut. But in the intestines they absorb water and swell up to many times their dry volume- they irritate the walls of intestines which results in forward propogation of food and decreased absorption of glucose and fats. Other benefits are they're helpful in constipation and other gastrointestinal problems. Examples are All fruits and vegetables contain insoluble fibres generally in their skin or seeds, nuts, whole grains.

 

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