Eat More Fiber for Better Blood Sugar and Cholesterol

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Hi, I'm Dr. Miller. What comes to mind when you think of warm oatmeal, fresh strawberries or crunchy celeries. I'll bet it's not your blood sugar and cholesterol, but these foods are rich insoluble fiber when it comes to fiber in your food there are two types, soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber dissolves in your stomach to form a guir gel like substance while insoluble fiber stays relatively intact in your digestive system.

Both types of fiber help with digestion. The soluble fiber has added advantages. Foods rich in soluble fiber are digested more slowly than refined or processed food such as white bread or a piece of cake. That means sugar from your food is absorbed by your body at a slower rate, which helps prevent sudden blood sugar spike.

Soluble fiber also helps your body get rid of harmful LDL cholesterol. So if you have diabetes or want to prevent it get plenty of soluble fiber in your diet. I'm Dr. Miller, for more ways to nourish your good health, watch all our smart tips.